Thursday, April 30, 2009

NaPoWriMo #30

NaPoWriMo #30

Yes! the final poem! It has been quite a race, but strangely, I enjoyed the challenge.

And I want to end it with something heart-warming. ( I hope it is )

going home

In the train going home, my daughter fell asleep in my lap. Minutes earlier, she was colouring pictures in a book, her face determined, intense. I did not know that Mickey Mouse had a red face, but that's how a six year old girl pictured it. The crayon was still in her hand, and I gently removed it, packed it back in the box of colours and kept it in her bag with the book and bottles. Even in the cool air, her face was warm, and I wiped perspiration off it. Holding her, I settled down in the seat for the journey home.

And that was when I saw the lady in the opposite seat smiled at us.


© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ), 2009


magiceye said...

oh this is so evocatively beautiful!

dsnake1 said...

Thank you, magiceye.

memories of the times with my daughter triggered this. :)

Boon said...

being a father myself, your words speak to my heart so directly...
(i have only lately discovered your poems and i only have this to say: you touch my heart)

dsnake1 said...

Hi All Relative

thanks for visiting. :)

we never cease worrying about our kids, don't we? :)

have you been to my other blog, "urban poems"?. There are more stuff there, but i have not been updating much lately.