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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Smile #6: MY SISTER'S KIDS


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If there's something that makes me smile
it's the sight and sounds of my sister's kids
small, pudgy, bony, tweenie, and little
young, feisty, spunky group of sibs

There's Chano, eldest and smart
There's Ronnie, a pretty little star
then there's Tilda, chatty and funny
and TJ the youngest still a baby

I talk to them by phone and Skype
they would make me smile with joy every time
they remind me of children's books' characters
they are also witty and extremely clever

There are times I would get dismayed 
But their voices would always melt my heart
I pray to see them soon, someday
this I would say to myself in the dark.

My sister's kids I hope will care
for me in my old age in the future
She's so fortunate to have them all
and I'm very happy to be their Uncle.


42 comments:

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    1. thank you for your sweetness Vandana!

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  2. Love is always reciprocated when it is true...

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  3. This poem is filled with so much love. Being an uncle is a wonderful thing.

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  4. Lovely to be an uncle and being able to share the sweetness of your children's kids.

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    1. thanks Bjorn! it's lovely and awesome!

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  5. it is nice to be an uncle. kids are easy to love their innocence

    nice piece

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  6. The joy of being an uncle :D a very heart-warming poem!

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    1. thank you Sanaa, I'm blessed to have nieces and nephews since I don't have kids...

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  7. They do enrich our lives don't they. I hope you enjoy my poem today it too is energized by children.
    Have a great Sunday, James.

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    1. i read and left a comment on your poem Moonie! Have a great week!

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  8. So lovely, the smiles young children bring........it always amazes me how bright they are! And funny. It sounds like they have a very doting uncle. Smiles.

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  9. I am sure you are a wonderful uncle...your words are filled with affection for your sister and her family.

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  10. So great that you are able to enjoy getting to know them through Skype....that way when you see them, it will just be like picking up where you left off :-)

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  11. I smiled as I read this as I am an Aunt but not a mother...I love my siblings kids; clever and making me smile.

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    1. glad to hear that! aren't we lucky? thank goodness for siblings!!!

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  12. Even though they are not part of you they are still family and we all have that need to relate to our own. Perhaps it is the need to pass on something to them...part of you that will live on in them. Beautifully written.

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    1. thanks for that OldEgg, yes, it's the need to pass a legacy, is why. :)

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  13. You seem to describe what had happened to me last Sunday. I miss my brother's kids too. Tender poem :)

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    1. thanks totomai, aren't they blessings from heaven? haha

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  14. the poem is all love and sweetness...little ones are for shining our life, true gifts of God they are...such enjoyable lines :)

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    1. thank you so much Sumana! i love your words you know? :)

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  15. Kids are cute and innocent :-)

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  16. What a sweet poem. You are surely a caring uncle, they will always love you.

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    1. thanks Myrna. i do hope so...they're still kids...hehe

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  17. Some times they surprise you with their capacity to care.

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    1. i assume you're talking from experience there GL! have a great weekend!

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  18. Love how you slipped in that little hope for the future! What is that they say about counting the chickens? Fun poem.

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    1. thanks Susan! always good to be optimistic in life!

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  19. Real joy to have all those sibs close to you, fun! Much Love, uncle! :)x

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    1. thanks humbird! you got that right!!!

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