Wriggled, writhed headfirst
down a one-way tunnel
Saw a pinpoint of light
through the door
into the light
Soothed by mama’s waiting breast
© 2013 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
Trifecta wanted exactly 33 words about “new beginnings.” Can’t think of one better for my daughter, nor for myself. The journey continues – she in California, artist on fire; me in the chill of Wisconsin, warmth all in my heart.
We always called the blue suction bulb the “Boogermeister.” A family thing, like “melty and weird” and “migdo pigdo.” Ah, yes, my family keeps me sane! Peace, Amy
January 14, 2013 at 12:47 am
Ha! What a fun start to life ‘Squeezed, squished …’
January 14, 2013 at 1:09 am
I was smiling while reading it. It’s a lot of fun saying it aloud. And for some reason, I knew exactly what you meant by boogermeister.
January 14, 2013 at 3:29 am
The perfect new beginning (which I always think of as tautology!). My two gave me the ultimate high, and still do.
January 14, 2013 at 5:03 am
ha…what an interesting look at birth…squeezed out the foor and into the light….thank goodness for the cuddling there in the end…ha….fun rhythm to this one…
January 14, 2013 at 7:04 am
How nice! It comes with the warmth of motherhood. Can never be better than that despite the cold of Wisconsin. A very fun verse with all its seriousness. Great write Amy!
January 14, 2013 at 1:35 pm
Nothing like the love of a good mama!
January 15, 2013 at 6:33 am
WOW …. This is awesome … I LOVE THAT. Reminds me of when my boys were born. This is lovely 🙂
January 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm
Hi Amy! Once you’ve gone through that birth process, it’s kinda hard to think of any other type of new beginnings. Love the boogermeister. Thank you for all your warm, heartful words at my blog. Makes me all melty inside 🙂
January 16, 2013 at 9:54 pm
Boogermeister suction made me snicker. I found one of those bulbs in my closet when I cleaned it out last week. Ah, memories 🙂
January 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm
I like it! Poor little babe. Probably thinking things we would not want to know. Booger sucker, indeed! And they do work! LOL 🙂