Sun Kissed Days

Sun Kissed Days

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Jayden



Her hair golden,
bounces softly.
Her eyes fields of green.
She holds my hand,
she wants to show me
the night sky.
The dream catcher hanging on her window,
catches nightmares and carries them away
from this room filled with love.
This room filled with stars she sees
in her chandelier
and princess Barbie dolls
that comfort her and
whisper tales in her ear.
She plays with my hair
and I laugh 
because her small hands feel
like waves in the ocean
comforting and dreamy.
I laugh because her words are tender
and her heart is open.
Her eyes sparkle as she calls me
Aunt Sushi,
instead of Aunt Mushy
and we giggle.
Her laugh infectious,
the sound of sweetness.
We read a book about the Statue of Liberty,
it took 214 crates to bring her to America.
We read a book about Abe Lincoln
and how he stuffed notes in his hat.
We pretend to be mermaids in the ocean,
while she tells me she loves purple and red.
She rests her head on my shoulder.
She holds me for a moment,
and captures my heart.
Jayden,
her eyes full of dreams,
her mind filled with imagination,
her heart full of love.

This is dedicated to sweet Jayden. The daughter of our dear friend that we visited in New-York
a couple of weeks ago . She is four and a half years old. We have not seen her since she was an infant.
She charmed us and inspired this poem. Mushy is my nickname so it was funny when she called me aunt sushi which I just loved. Please Join us here http://dversepoets.com Where we
share our thoughts and our hearts.

86 comments:

  1. ha i love kids at that age...they are so full of wonder and expect us to be as well....she sounds absolutely charming...

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  2. Sounds like quite the ball of energy and wonder, kids are great at that age.

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  3. I could identify so well with this poem, as I have a grand-daughter who is almost 5 now. That age is delightful, as I know you know...having just spent time with Jayden! Enjoyed this.

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  4. Everyone should be so lucky as to have an Aunt Mushy, a beautiful tribute.

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  5. Aunt Sushi....smiles...so sweet...lovely on pretending to be mermaids as well...she sounds like a charming little girl...love the little hands that feel like ocean waves...can feel that...brought back some memories of my daughters when they were small...smiles

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    1. Great age...and love that she calls me Aunt Sushi..smiles :)

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  6. A beautiful poem for a delightful little girl - or at least that's how you've portrayed her. I wonder if her parents would recognise this portrait of their little angel!

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  7. This is so precious. Kids giggles and laughter is so unaffected and nothing fake or false about it at all, and that's why I think it is so infectious, because it is a genuine laugh. If I hear them it usually always make me smile.
    Your little friend sounds like a charmer, what a lovely read.

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    1. Bren, so true..kids are real and honest in the way they feel :) She is a charmer :)

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  8. You're so good at writing about people, ayala. You made me want to hug this lovely child, and her Aunt, as well. Enjoyed this very much.

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    1. Thank you, Joy. You are kind and sweet. :)

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  9. Oh, this just made me smile... so sweet and honest and wonderful.

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  10. She is so incredibly sweet.... Oh how I remember those days... so special..... How wonderfully you captured that...

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    1. Thank you, John. Those days go by so fast.. :)

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  11. simple beautiful write... seems she has captured your heart and pen

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  12. Your heart is always filled with so much love--this is a beautiful write!

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  13. Lovely images! ....these days visits with "borrowed" kids get my heart thinking about grandkids!

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  14. What a wonderful tribute to such a cute girl. I think you should print it out and frame it for her!

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    1. Thank you, Laurie. Her mom said she is going to do that :)

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  15. She is such a charmer and joy in your words ~ Lovely share dear ~

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    1. Thank you, Grace. Charmer indeed :)

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  16. Awww, how lovely. I would love to visit "the night sky" with her, such a doll! Lucky to have such a sweet aunt also. :)

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  17. such a sweet description...capturing your thoughts....lovely ayala...:)

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  18. Children can be magical and you have captured that so beautifully here. Lovely work!

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  19. Oh that's just wonderful! It tugs at my heart! She's a cutie and pretty smart! Thanks for sharing,ayala!

    Hank

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    1. Thank you, Hank . She is special. :)

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  20. Ah, lovely poem...she sounds adorable! :)

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  21. A very thoughtful testament to unspoiled innocence. Another outstanding portrait in verse.

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  22. What a beautiful poem filled with love, laughter and adoration ~ very inspiring

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  23. This sweet, loving poem says as much about you as about her. :)

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    1. You are kind, Rosemary . Thank you. :)

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  24. Jayden is lovely. Hope she reads this when she's older. You captured her essence.

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  25. Absolutely beautiful. Kids are such a treasure. I love 'em!
    Love this poem, too!

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    1. Thank you, Charles. Happy you loved it !

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  26. Ayala, you have captured the joy of young children perfectly here. What a lovely poem and such a beautiful little girl.

    Pamela

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    1. Thank you, Pam. She is precious :)

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  27. Children are wonderful at that age Ayaya and you describe their innoncent inquisitiveness so well. Love little people!

    Anna :o]

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    1. Thank you, Anna. I love little people too. :)

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  28. Love the light hearted nature of this poem. Children are so full of wonder.

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    1. Thank you, Rudri. They are the best! :)

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  29. So precious she is, and it sounds like the two of you have a blast together. Very sweet :)

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    1. Thank you, Lori. I loved our time together :)

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  30. Sweetly captured. Can tell you adore her.

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  31. You charmed us with your words Ayala.

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  32. What a special visit you had, Aunt Sushi! Sounds like it was full of memories for both of you.

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    1. Great memories :) Thank you, Kristen.

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  33. This is absolutely stunning. I love "Aunt Sushi."

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    1. I love it too :) Thank you, Dana :)

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  34. Oh Ayala, that was such a sweet joyous poem! I could just picture you and Jayden. Plus that photo is the best. So adorable, really captured her complete cuteness. Loved that phrase "her small hands feel like waves of the ocean" Thank you for the smiles!

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    1. Thank you, Sara. She was playing and pretending when I took that photo :)

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  35. The poem is wonderful, overshadowed only by one of the cutest little girls on the planet. Best to you, Ayala.

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  36. Hello my dear Ayala, I had been on and off blogging but I am taking in my blog private to make a "real" break. It is a break, not a break up :) See ya at FB :)

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    1. My dear Lisa, my thoughts are with you. :) I wish you th best.

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  37. So much warmth and affection. Just lovely...

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  38. She is beautiful and so is your verse ... I regret not coming here for long. hugs.

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    1. Hope you are well. Thank you and hugs.

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