I’m Walking Mammy

‘I’m doing my perfect best, standing growing tall

Holding onto mammy’s dress,

So I’m safe and do not fall.


There’re giants everywhere I look

Wow, mammy, their heads are hiding the sun

Will it ever play again?’


‘Ahh, how pretty is your darling child

How old again is she?’

‘We are all pretty little girls

Mammy, look

My dress has sunshine sparkles in it.’


Down she falls


Gentle loving fingers, grasped tightly too

‘Now my toes are safely down

On this carpet warm.’


Fingers gently urging on

One step, two, three and four?

‘Look Mammy?


I’m walking. I’m walking just like you!’


‘Catch me quick, with your soft sweet kiss?’


Confidence now in leaps and bounds

With every tiny little step.

Smiles, giggles, dancing twirls

As now caught the sunbeams morning rays

Decorate her dress.


© Sharon-Elizabeth Walker, 2013

3 thoughts on “I’m Walking Mammy

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for June 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . *** Poem of the Month..The infinite mirrors of Ocean – Iulia Gherghei…***…In the category of Highly Commended ( tabulated in alphabetical order)… **..Akhmatova – Ampat Koshy..**…**..(The)Charred Page – Sana Rose..**…**..Fever – Mary Annie..**…**..Field Walking – Elizabeth Hexberg..**…**..I’m Walking Mammy – Sharon Elizabeth Walker..**…**..Inimitable moments – Gopal Lahiri..**…**..(The)Modern Mourning – Nalini Srivastava..**…**..(The)Morning – Sangeeta Suneja..**…**..(The)Music of soul – Diwakar Pokhriyal..**…**..Swing – Rahul Aithal..**…**..Thought Chat – Reena Prasad..**…**..You – Jobale Wihnope..**…….* The ICOP Poetry Critic (Bi-Monthly) for May/June 2013 is.. Nalini Srivastava.


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