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The Birth That Changed My World

karl w gray 1934 (WV)

The morning sun did rise and then
A million bored and angry men Fought the crowds and rushing mobs
To tiresome, weary, thankless jobs
 And garnered naught but labor's fee
Nor made a single memory
And soon, like dust to whirlwind cast
Another day had quickly passed.
But I, I know within my heart
What set this common day apart
From all the others gone before
That offered breath, but little more
This day held joy untold for me
Hear with your heart and you will see
Just why this day's a special one
Today, yes today, I held....... my son!
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Submitted on March 26, 2021

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  • leol.15970
    A lovely poem Karl, I can relate. If you have not as yet, I would suggest you Google "Father forgets", its a good way to prepare for fatherhood
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  • Luvleee
    Very beautiful. Just remember, every day we all start with a blank page that we will have the choice of how that page will read in the chapters of the book of your life. How do you want the pages to read. You are in control. So as the days go by with your beautiful son, remember to be the good example he needs in his life. He will mirror you. Let him see a good reflection. Your choices in life is what he will see and learn. Much happiness to you with your baby boy. Vivian Timmins. P.S. I notice many parents will scream and yell scolding a child harshly not to do this not to do that. Keep in mind a child is not experienced in many things, so take the child and explain the reason you don't want him to do something. Such as I don't want you to throw your your toys at the window. It can break the glass and it could hurt one of us, and it costs me a lot of money. Id rather spend the money on us, so it does make things better when you listen to me. It makes things happen for you and me. This is a much more sensible way as opposed to," if you throw that toy at that window one more time, I'm going to give you a spanking you won't forget." The child just heard harsh words and yelling rather than knowing why he should not throw things at the window. Be a good example to your son. One he can respect. 
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