Reflections on Mommyhood

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Contents

Preface
The Presence
Waiting
Time Bomb
Wolf, Wolf
Rough Passage
The Newborn
Garage Sales and Baby
Mom's Conflict
Another Battle
The Transformation
My Child
Vacation with Baby
Busy Baby
The Battle
Horsie
Exploring
At Thirteen and Fourteen Months
Books and Puzzles
Christmas 1984
Lookie, Mommy
Toddler Words
A is for Ark
Me, Daniel
Three Little Words
Mommy, It Hurts
Daniel
No
Why?
Tired Again
Comparisons
Two Little Boys
A Father's Pride
Number Two Son
Tears
Oh, God
Too Soon

A is for Ark

 

Ark of Noah, with animals full
Baboons and bluebirds in its hull
Camels and cobras, side by side
Donkeys and dogs will take a ride
Elephants, eels, and elk within
Frogs and fox add to the din
Giraffes are standing very high
Hummingbirds fly quickly by
Insects buzz the whole day through
Jackals, jaguars on board too
Kangaroos hopping on the floor as
Lions in their corner roar
Monkeys climbing as they play
Nightingales sing all the day
Ostrich struts and cannot fly
Peacocks with their raucous cry
Quails are finding quiet spaces
Raccoons with their bandit faces
Sheep and spiders, snakes and snails
Tigers with their sleek long tails
Urus, a wild bull was there
Vicunas with their wooly hair
Wolf and weasels, wasp as well
Xenurine, with bony shell
Yaks and yellow-bellied sapsuckers, too
Zebras, zebus. Now we're through.
Copyright 1988 by Judith E. Garling

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