Looking down at you,
Submitted by: saiso
I cradle you in my arms,
My lips touch your soft forehead,
Sealing a fatherly kiss.
As your eyes open up widely to stare back.
You kick excitedly,
Smiling to expose your right dimple.
In this moment your face is forever imprinted in my mind.
Dormant corners of my soul,
Parts of me I never felt,
Have come alive because of you.
Watching you sleep,
I pledge a silent vow to protect you.
Knowing no man can protect me from you,
So small yet, the miracle of your presence disarms me.
I am more than a man, son, brother, uncle and husband.
I am the one who will teach you,
I am the one who mold you as a man,
I am your father.
More than a composite of my past,
You are my future.
Redefining me forever,
I am your mother.
A quizzical look on my face,
I wondered if you were real,
Once you moved inside me,
The question was answered.
Without realizing it,
My own family was beginning,
Adding another branch,
To already deeply rooted generations,
The moment you came into the world,
God provided no words for me to speak.
He knew that only one emotion would suffice,
Imagine my surprise,
To see you,
In a world of my own for so long,
And now I am surrounded by many.
The warmth of your bosom comforts me.
Mother, your voice, face and touch,
Naturally seem familiar,
Like strangers who’ve already met in different lifetimes.
Father, you stand tall and firm,
Today, I rest snugly in your arms.
Many tomorrows from now I will tower over my own child,
With the same look of adoration pouring from my eyes.
I am more than a thought,
That has been spoken as desires,
I am more than a dream of things come…
I am here.
I am family.