Monday, August 6, 2012

First Love
You started off being microscopically tiny-
Nearly invisible.
You began to rapidly sprout inside me,
My love for you emerging.
Just six weeks passed-
It was the first time I had heard your heart beat,
A thumping rhythm- ba-boom, ba-boom, ba-boom.
I received my first picture of you,
A glimpse of the future.
Soon you were ready to enter the world,
On July sixteenth you tackled it with a heartwarming smile,
Your shiny brown eyes, full of innocence.
I named you Hercules, knowing you’d be strong. 
Daniela Mancuso

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