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Ode to Nighttime Routines

By J. L. GreenPublished 8 months ago Updated 8 months ago 1 min read

I am amazed whenever I see your sweet face,

Whether smiling or scrunched up to cry;

Either way your skin is peachy and soft,

Without ever needing to try.

*

My mother's voice echoes in my head,

With sage advice I recite to the letter,

"Why not try putting him in a warm bath?

It will make him feel so much better."

*

Your cheeks are chubby and round, my son

As large as a ripe nectarine;

You splish and splash and laugh so loud,

Tears are gone, bath is done; all clean!

*

The lotion we use is the lavender kind,

It is calming and it will help soothe,

You rub tired eyes and I rub ticklish sides,

To keep your skin all nice and smooth.

*

You smile and giggle while half asleep,

When you feel gentle kisses abound,

One for each cheek, your forehead, your nose,

To my ear it's the sweetest sound.

*

Alas it is time that I lay you down,

I hope you rest well through the night;

If not, I will rock you and rub silky cheeks,

Then we both can greet Suns morning light.

love poems

About the Creator

J. L. Green

I've been writing for fun since I was a preteen and haven’t stopped since. I tend to favor the darker/angsty/thriller type of themes. Here’s to hoping readers enjoy my work, and those that don't find something they do.

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Comments (4)

  • ayesha nadeem15 days ago

    SISTER YOU AND YOUR WRITINGS ARE TO GOOD

  • ayesha nadeem15 days ago

    GOOD POEM

  • This is just really nice, very gentle, very sweet. Thank you for your poem. :)

  • Jennifer David8 months ago

    Omg the picture made me think of my cute little niece. I can't get enough of her. Anyway, that's why the poem caught my eye. The poem is so hearthfelt and endearing. Thank you so much for sharing. My senses were engaged while I read this. I feel like I was in the poem. Beautiful work!

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