Christina Simmons

Gold Star - 6,529 Points (20/4/61 / St Lucia, Caribbean.)

Gemma - Poem by Christina Simmons

©4th October 1999






Heavenly sent when you was born...
The Gems came down which was pure jewels
And with them came a new meaning
So I named you Gemma

When I think of you I consider
A Gazelle moving softly and slowly
All so carefully - taking time to get it right

Breakable you look...sturdy as diamonds
Yet appealingly elegant you look - breakable you are
You are selectively particular, making you seem fussy

With your imaginary friend...holding conversation with
He's Bashful and insecure; pleasing him you want to
Your eyes wide and alive Seldom do you see the obvious

Tranquillity must have been...Named after you
You have a calming influence
Over all those who are around you, even me

Although your icy stare is misleading...
Playful, wild and free you are: Just like a gazelle
You're steady and sparkle like a shiny penny farthing




Christina Simmons

Topic(s) of this poem: daughter

Form: Acrostic


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Words to this poem came to me because I missed my daughter so much. We had distance between us so I wasn't in contact with her at the time. This was in 1999. Sadly she is still absent from my life.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 17, 2016


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