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watching him

Posted by the prisoner's wife On 7:27 PM



my son is determined
to break his arm

standing atop our
leather ottoman          proud
& grinning as if
he just conqured
        kilimanjaro

last week       he fell
and wailed until
salt caked his lashes
hysterical               he was
comforted with kisses
and coos

i ask my mother
how to keep him
off the furniture

"a boy" she says
"what do you expect?"

8 Response to 'watching him'

  1. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/05/watching-him.html?showComment=1180076160000#c1705262400880413467'> Thursday, May 24, 2007 11:56:00 PM

    Your mother is right. Boys are rambunctious little souls more often than not.

    Are you a Madlib listener, or do you just dig the YNQ album covers?

     

  2. Michelle Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/05/watching-him.html?showComment=1180106220000#c4832495963895392167'> Friday, May 25, 2007 8:17:00 AM

    boys will be boys -- make sure you have the quickest route to the nearest hospital mapped out! :-) blessings to you and your young conqueror!

     

  3. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/05/watching-him.html?showComment=1180113240000#c9119595134116067187'> Friday, May 25, 2007 10:14:00 AM

    ced: both. it is one of the most beautiful album covers i've ever seen & i also dig madlib & his style.

    michelle: lol..luckily for us, we live RIGHT down the street from the hospital.

     

  4. Stephen Bess Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/05/watching-him.html?showComment=1180117740000#c5416822423146460306'> Friday, May 25, 2007 11:29:00 AM

    God knows I would climb, fall, and climb again when I was a kid. I've never broken any limbs as a child though. I got the wind knocked out of me a lot but nothing was broken. Enjoy your weekend!

     

  5. http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/05/watching-him.html?showComment=1180142760000#c4835464818746044666'> Friday, May 25, 2007 6:26:00 PM

    I know the love of destroying furniture as a child. Nothing like it. Thanks for the suggestions on the poem. Good stuff.

     

  6. Ananda Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/05/watching-him.html?showComment=1180169880000#c8446753113397952738'> Saturday, May 26, 2007 1:58:00 AM

    beautiful poem. i grew up with 3 brothers. a lot of things almost happened due to our rough play, but we all made it .... i love what michelle says... my youngest brother helped us all develop the quickest route to the hospital. he was the one who played superman and flew through our living room window screen. he fell but lived... only a bruised kneee. enjoy your son and his adventures. peace and joy, ananda

    ps: happy belated mother's day

     

  7. Rethabile Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/05/watching-him.html?showComment=1180307040000#c6473955564461414604'> Sunday, May 27, 2007 4:04:00 PM

    Listen to your mum, I say. Very nice poem.

     

  8. LyteNLuvLee Said,
    http://theprisonerswife.blogspot.com/2007/05/watching-him.html?showComment=1180477500000#c2836829090733102355'> Tuesday, May 29, 2007 3:25:00 PM

    I have a boy, and let me tell you, sometimes they give you a HEARTATTACK!!! Just keep a watch on him...he'll br alright..