I know that you don’t know me yet, nor have we yet embraced.
You’ve only seen my silhouette, a shadow of my face.
You may have felt me move at times, and wondered if it’s me?
And pictured how my eyes will look, and what they’ll one day see.
You’ve thought about my button nose, and soft pink little lips,
and stared at black and whites so long, just to catch a glimpse.
My cheeks are getting chubbier each week that’s going by,
When first my heartbeat you did hear, the tears came to your eyes!
Ten fingers on my tiny hands, and just as many toes,
will help me learn so many things as my body grows.
I know you’ve wondered if my hair is blonde or brown or red?
But I also know that you will smile if I come out bald instead!
I sleep now warm and peaceful, in my cozy, sheltered world,
knowing somehow deep within, how much I am adored.
The tick tock of your heartbeat soothes me night and day,
and the muffled sound of your soft voice assures me I’m okay.
Another voice I recognize – it’s deep, yet gentle too.
It projects a love that’s just for me, yet heard outside of you.
It tells you just how much you’re loved, and says the same to me.
Although I don’t yet understand, I know it’s my Daddy!
Soon that moment will arrive, our journey will begin…
You’ll cradle me within your arms and feel my warm, soft skin.
You’ll have to teach me all you know, so helpless I’ll start out,
I’ll look to you for everything and try to make you proud.
And although you both worry that you might not get it right,
don’t you know that I will think you’re perfect in my sight?!
So never doubt within your heart, He’ll guide you what to do.
I do know just one thing you don’t…
God chose me just for you!!
Todays poetry contest entry was written by Wendy Kent.
Do you think it could possibly be one of the best new poems in 2016?