veneration, an adornment

these hands bring me mud pies with ant filling and
are so sensitive he giggles 

a bell chiming laugh that feels my heart
few have accomplished what he does so effortlessly

of elders and matriarchs he commands entire rooms astounded
my jaw drops at the magnitude of his appeal

favorite son a nomenclature he wears proudly never mind the
things left behind

*prompts provided by margo roby and carry on tuesday #168.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. vivinfrance says:

    A very loving and lovable poem (and son!), I admire the acrostic sentence as well!

    1. wanda says:

      it took awhile for me to get the sentence together. quite a while. i am glad i kept at it. thank you for reading.

  2. margo roby says:

    I like the way you break up the sentence by having stanzas. I’m one who believes a form should not necessarily be evident and the breaking up supports that. Your colour choice works well, as it doesn’t jar the reading of the poem, but points subtly at the acrostic.

    I love the title. Talk about two strong nouns. I’m off to jot them in my wordbook.

    1. wanda says:

      you flatter me. thank you especially for the prompts. i keep them posted all over my writing desk. i read them with the full intention of completing at least one a week but they are tough. please keep them coming. my brain needs the exercise.

      1. margo roby says:

        Not emptily. I am incapable of that.

        I do the same with the prompts of Joseph Harker. Some day…

        Don’t worry; as long as the ideas are there, you’ll hear from me.

      2. wanda says:

        i’ll hold you to it. 🙂

  3. evenstarwen says:

    Awww. You paint an adorable picture of a delightful little boy, happy and well-loved as all children should be. Lovely poem, and very clever use of the acrostic. 🙂

    1. wanda says:

      thank you for reading and commenting. i appreciate it!

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