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AS A CHILD LEARNS poem

Story ID:4892
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Year:2009
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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As A Child Learns

Baby footprints straddle
foam-crested waves
as
each push of water
tests her confidence
mama calls…
be careful honey
don’t fall,
statement of mother-love
as a warm wave
caresses
little time to hear
her voice of
concern.
Restless toes grasp
Northumberland pebbles.

© Richard L. Provencher 1988

first Published Summer 1988
Vol. 63 #4
Canadian Author & Bookman
Toronto, Ontario ISSN 0008-2937