Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Sunday, June 30, 2013


my beautiful daughter "Baby Mouse"

The day she started smiling
for pictures is when I knew
that she had finally begun to see
herself the way I see her


She started loving
her curly hair
her curves

She stopped avoiding mirrors
and started looking in them
Now she sees, not a collection of flaws,
but a bounty of treasures

I don’t know who showed her
the beauty of herself,
but I am forever grateful


Brian Miller said...

and perhaps someone told her how they saw her enough she finally believed it...

this made me smile.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Amen to that. Self acceptance should be taught in kindergarten.

Susan said...

You, her, there's a double gladness here! Beautiful.

Bryan White said...

I really like how natural and straight-forward this one is.

grapeling said...

Very cool, Lolamouse.

Fireblossom said...

Hooray! She's a real beauty!

not displayed said...

She certainly is beautiful and it is wonderful that she realises it

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is something we all wish to teach our children - but it is one of the most difficult things!

Marcoantonio Arellano (Nene) said...

Wonderful piece, beautiful smile.
Bet when she looks in te mirror she sees your beautiful smile, mi amiga

Helen said...

Baby Mouse is indeed beautiful! I suspect you may have played a role in the evolution ...

BB said...

She has an incredible smile! She is a beauty and I'm glad she can see it now!

Pat Tillett said...

I'm pretty sure you had some impact on that change. She is beautiful and that smile can is full of sunshine.

Susie Clevenger said...

So thankful she sees it now..I am sure you are part of it...what a beautiful girl!

Helena said...

Oh, my! What a truly pretty Baby Mouse!