Sunday, October 05, 2008


If I do not write often in my blog about my sons and grandchildren, it is not because they are not important to me. On the contrary, they bring colour, drama and joy into my life, and there is so much I would like to write about. But some of them do not care to have their lives exposed on the world wide web, and do not want to have pictures of their young children posted either, and I must respect their wishes. But not writing about them or posting their pictures is a considerable frustration to me.

I think I may allow myself, however, to post this poem about them which I wrote many years ago, but which I would write again today:

They are great big lads
My four boys,
Bonny and brawny.
They have to bend
To hug their Mum.
Such pride I feel
In each of them
For his own specialness.
And when they gather
All at once
To celebrate
Some family event,
Then memory flows
And laughter breaks
In great explosions.
All the past
In which I played
My part
Is laid before me -
And my heart bursts
With joy.


Pauline said...

They may argue against the photos, Judith, but they're going to love that poetic tribute!

Lucy said...

Four peas in a pod.

Judith said...

I reluctantly withdrew the photos, so these comments may seem puzzling now.

Sheila Joynes' Musical Diary said...

What a privilege to be able to write such a poem, Judith! They are as fortunate to have had you as their Mum as you are to have had them as your sons.