31 Days of Parenting Littles: Life

I felt like trying some free verse, though what you might get out of 5 minutes when writing poetry has yet to be seen. Here goes nothing!

Life
A tiny spark
flicker heartbeat,
flutter kicks
soon become firm nudges
from feet, knees, and fists
birth
painful, beautiful, life changing birth
the curiousness
halting, wondering, careful guidance
beginning to feed
dressing them the first time
the first bath
so careful, so afraid of getting it wrong
crying
soothing
rocking
shushing
praying
the first smile
first laugh
they light up your world
learning to sit
crawl
stand
walk
talk
the independence of a toddler
unstoppable
joy, delight, laughter
tears, tantrums
adorable chatter
ear piercing screeches of joy and of protest
wonderful but trying
Life with littles

This post is part of my 31 Days of 5 Minute Free Writes. See my first post if you haven't heard of 5 minute free writes.