Little Fire.

Grow in wisdom, grow in grace
but most of all, sweet child
grow with a smile upon your face.

Let laughter fill your belly,

like a healthy, hearty meal

and know there are no wounds 

which laughter cannot heal.

Listen to your parents

(even when they’ve lost their minds!
they’ve loved you ever deeply

since before you fell in time.

Appreciate you body,

be gentle with your soul

follow the way of your beating heart

for the heart makes all men whole. 

Find peace in who you are

and when life throws you mire

recall your own name’s sake

and stoke your “little fire.”

For Aidan James McKerrow

One thought on “Little Fire.

  1. Little Fire thanks you by clasping together his little hands and laughing as I read him your poem. xoxo

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