This poem is dedicated to my parents and it describes my life from the time I was one till now.

This poem originally was published in Poems on Life - Family Poems

A Touch Of Love
I was six months old and full of fun,
with a blink of your eye, I was suddenly one.
There were so many things we were going to do,
but when you turned your head, I turned two.
At two I was very dependent on you,
but independence took over when I turned three.
My third birthday was another year
you tried to ignore,
but when the candles were lit,
there weren't three but four.
Four was the year that I really strived,
but with a turn of your back, I became five.
At five I was ready for rules
and told this is the year I go to school.
The big day came, and I was anxious
but scared to go.
You walked me to my room going oh, so slow.
With a gentle smile, you said,
"I'll see you in PE".
As the years came and went,
along with friends fads, and boyfriends,
you were in the background watching over me.
Soon we stepped into my teenage years,
which started the days of mouthing off
and learning to drive,
and suddenly you wished
I was five all over again.
Time goes so fast it is so hard to believe,
that just yesterday I was home with you.
And tomorrow when I come home
and walk through the door,
you will remember the day
I was wearing my cap and gown
and think how did I grow up so fast.
With a nod of your head,
you watched me walk down the aisle
and across the stage.
Then, with a wave of your hand,
three months later you sent me off to college
to find my way.
Now, today I am not six months old
and full of fun anymore,
I'm almost twenty-one.
With graduation approaching,
I have the world, the city, and my job
waiting on me.
It's so hard to believe I've come this far.
But without you and dad, I wouldn't be here
and where I am now.
So hold these moments as hard as you can,
because the next time you look,
it won't be just me,
you'll also be seeing a man.

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  • Ian
    Loved it!
  • Adam
    Are you from Liberty Mississippi? Someone from your college roommate days is thinking about you.
  • Yara
    Well, I really liked this poem. It made me feel the passage of time. I'm not a mother yet, I'm still a young girl of 20 years. However, sometimes when I think about my childhood I have the feeling that those moments were just yesterday. Now, after reading your poem, I pity my parents for having their new born baby daughter born today, and seeing her 20 years old just the next day!
  • Shelly
    Life is so brief and as we get older it seems to speed up. I am apart from my children at this time and this poem has reminded me that every passing second is a lifetime i am missing as my children grow right on by. Thank you for the reminder. I do especially like the last part of the poem not only will you see me but also a man. Wow what a great impression that makes in my mind. Good luck to you and god bless you.
  • Lilli
    I really liked your poem. it was exactly the way i feel about my parents and vice versa. thank you for sharing your talent Lilli
  • joanna
    This was just the poem I was looking for, for my childrens scrapbook. My scrapbook is in order month to month and then as they grew year to year, the poem fit right into my theme. I loved it.
  • Angela
    This was a an exellent poem it reflects what many young woman go through today. I am one of them I just graduated and have been in a relationship for quite sometime and it's time to introduce my fiance to my parents. They are expecting only one extra setting at the table little do they know that they need two.
  • Ursula
    I have five children and I live this poem everyday and wonder where the time has gone. Should I have done yesterday different? Then I realize that I was there with them, involved in their lives and listened to their words. I did it just fine.
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  • miss
    dear ur poem is absolutely wonderful. keep it up. god bless u.
  • Cheri
    It just hits home. it's beautiful! and a true gift from God!
  • Tonia
    I cried with this poem! I am just turning 16, and this poem descibes alot of what im going through. Great poem!
  • Wilson
    This poem has true feeling. Though I am only 12, I can truly understand it. Graet job.
  • Ramona
    I love this poem. I understand exactly what you mean. I am now fifteen years old and it seems like only yesterday that I was ready to start school. I am going on in life with the help of my family and without them life would not have been as sweet. I truly think that your poem is written from your heart and everyone can relate to it. Great poem!
  • Michele
    Great Poem
  • LUCY
    I LOVED UR POEM . IM ONLY 15 AND I SW THE MEANING OF THE POEM . TIME FLYES , BYE
  • michael
    I am a father and my daughter is leaving home soon and it is breaking my heart a very good poem from anothers point of view
  • amber
    i really love you poem it was really good and well said i think we all feel that are mom's and dad's never wanna let go
  • Tupanga
    When I first read this poem it really hit home because it showed me if we didn't have parents who cared and loved you we wouldn't be here now doing what we want to do
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