Barry at two
His little face is cherubic, and framed
By soft pale auburn curls, complexion light
With large brown eyes; he’s tall, and steady on
His feet. His gaze is serious, as befits
His age, but smiles with ease, and often. Talks
Away in baby speak with many words,
A powerful ‘No!’ came early. Lovely child,
The brightest light in lives of Eve and Craig,
A precious gift; and times are tough just now
With not much work and not much cash. Child care
He takes in stride, copes well. A spacious home
Is theirs, a big converted warehouse, made
A home by Craig’s construction skills. Nice park
Nearby is Barrie’s garden, magic spot.
One grandad, moi, can’t help a silly grin
Whenever watching Barrie; he’s intrigued
By Rochi, loves the other family folk
Around him; fixed of course on mum and dad.
His party just the other day – it came
Alive when Barrie shouted ‘More!’ and ‘More!’
When we all sang the birthday song, and so
We sang it many times. And what a smile!