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People Poems


By Josie Whitehead

Newborn Sleeping


By Josie Whitehead

Too Young

I’ve come to join you in your world -

     To live my life and share -

And all I ask from all of you

     Is patience, love and care.


I’m in a very different world

     To where I’ve quietly slept,

And here are many different things

     For this baby to accept.


I’m too young to tell the time yet;

     Too young to read or write.

I understand you need to rest,

      But I can't sleep through the night.


I’m not too young to feel your love,

      And I'm not too young to shriek,

So I hope you'll understand my needs

    As I'm much too young to speak.


You'll know I'm really growing up

     When I give you my first smile,

But give me time and patience

     For it takes a little while.


I’m too young, of course, to walk yet

     To answer when you speak -

But you were also much too young

     When you were aged one week.

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