John Carter Brown


Little Kalyn - Poem by John Carter Brown

I met a little girl this week
A girl I've never seen,
Not in the flesh at any rate,
But she's a beauty queen.

Her hair is soft and silky
And tied back with two clips,
Her eyes are ocean blue and...
What a smile from those two lips!

I let her get to know me
Just as slowly as I could,
I wanted to make friends so much
With this my flesh and blood.

She looked me up and down a while
Pretending to be shy,
But gave a little grin when Daddy said,
'Grandpa says Hi.'

Then just as soon as ever
I was happy as could be:
Kalyn got to know me, and
Her first wave was to me!

She's doing lots of crawling now
She's picking up in speed,
Out upon manoeuvres, yes
She's growing like a weed;

Pulling up the furniture
And standing proud and strong,
Better move the ornaments now
Walking won't be long.

We did a lot of playing
Little Kalyn, Kev' and me,
Playing with balloons and such
We were a merry three;

Lots of knocking towers down
And lots of baby foolin',
Lots of laughs and silly games
And lots of sloppy droolin';

But how I'd love this little tot
Through all her mess and wailin'
If I were hers and she were mine
My darling little Kalyn.

(Written May 2004)

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written after meeting one of my Canadian Grand-daughters for the first time.

Comments about Little Kalyn by John Carter Brown

  • Heather Wilson (8/25/2012 10:55:00 AM)


    Just so beautiful, By the sound of it little Kalyn is too, a lovely poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 25, 2012



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