Bri Edwards


James: My Grandson # 1...... [Yeah, My Kid Popped One Out; Humor? ; New Kid On Earth; Personal]


My only offspring just had her first child.
James is 3 months old; he’s not yet wild.
I hear he drinks a lot of “Mom’s” milk, AND …..
his baby ‘poopies’ are smooth as silk.

I heard he doesn’t cry much. I don’t know why.
On phone, some weeks ago, I first heard him cry.
He lives far, far away, in the “Quaker State”.
I won’t see him till this Autumn; I hope he can wait.

He’s got “Mom”, my dear Shannon, and “Daddy”, Andy,
and one grandpa and two grandmas handy.
I spoke once, briefly, to him on my phone,
but he talked back as much as does a stone.

I’ve yet to see a photo, but I can wait.
No matter how he “looks”, I won’t, him, hate.
I might have traveled to visit by now, if I were wealthy.
More important, by far, is that he is healthy.

I’d send this poem East for James to read,
but he’d probably rather sleep …..and breastfeed.
My kid said “Come later this year, when he can interact.”
Is that her way of saying “Don’t bother us yet”, using tact?

(April 5,2014)

Submitted: Monday, April 07, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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it's all there. the whole story. well, most of it. yes, i 'had to send a gift'. so now i'm even poorer than before.
bri :)

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  • Kazi Maisha (5/24/2014 11:45:00 AM)

    One word: Adorable! Your relationship with your grandson is just so cute even though you haven't really seen or heard him yet. It reminds me of my grandpa. He unfortunately passed away, but, no, actually, he's still alive in my live heart. Just make sure you get to see your grandson as soon as possible because you never know the day you can't anymore. Again, it's so cute. :) (Report) Reply

  • Elena Plotkin (4/9/2014 4:47:00 PM)

    Congratulations on the birth of your Grandson. In honor of his birth, I write this little poem:

    Dear James, when you are old and gray,
    Like your grandpa Bri is today,
    I hope you too can show such pride,
    for the birth of your first grandchild.
    I hope the poems your Grandpa Bri writes
    inspires you to reach your own great heights
    Whether it be in poetry or something else,
    I hope you find happiness, wealth, and success!

    (c) 2014 copyright Elena Plotkin (Report) Reply

  • Hira Akhtar (4/8/2014 1:32:00 AM)

    Well well its an amazing poem really.I just started imagining your cute grandson creeping here and there, that's so sweet of grandpa like you :) and i llllllllooooooovvveeeeee kids; so cute they are, aren't they?
    By the way whole poem was beautifully written but the last line captured a sense, loved it :)
    Always be well and enjoy your life and make us to enjoy by your lovely poems :)
    regards
    hira (Report) Reply

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