She hums when she eats,
and lights up when she sees you,
with a smile as big as the sky.
She can hop like a frog and
a rabbit and a cricket,
Unlike a bird or a dragon, she can’t fly.
She loves you this much,
with her arms open wide,
holding her, you can squeak out a sigh.
She is precious, my sweetpea,
and daring and funny,
And I never want to say goodbye.
(c) 2003 Vivian Louise Saavedra
*This was written for and inspired by my niece, Sweetpea, precious little girl.