Thursday, March 7, 2013

Family--By Joann Grisetti--United States


At his first glimpse into amber-brown eyes
he held his breath and fell, head over heels
In love. Released emotions, one hushed sigh;
his newborn infant daughter at last real.

A downy fluff on golden-olive skin,
small tufts of ebony, like soft-spun silk;
a wrinkled face, yet hardly any chin
below a mouth waiting a sip of milk.

He walked the halls with pride and babe in arms
while mother slept and slowly healed her pain.
He prayed for God’s protection against harm;
also, for His safe guidance home again

The two alone increased through love to three.
where loving bonds create a family.

Joann Grisetti has been writing for 45 years. She is a retired teacher from Florida. She receives encouragement from her daughter and has recently enrolled in a creative writing workshop. She is a member of Poetry Soup. You can read more of her poetry there.


  1. Beautiful thoughts of the birth of a child. Sweet words that linger...


  2. A lovely look at new fatherhood, Joann,so sweetly potrayed.

    Jan x

  3. Thank you, Phyllis Babcock, for the following comment--

    This is very beautiful. Nothing in this world like Family. Awesome write.