Saturday, February 16, 2019

Valentine poem for a little girl

Sylvia Manning stands behind Judith Janoo in blue on the right.

Valentine for Little Girl

Little one in line
in San Antonio yesterday,
if you were mine
I’d have brought you up and away

just like your mother did,
she whom you stand beside,
a tired but very glad kid
after that long bus ride

from wherever you had to wait
until those big folk let you go.
Finally you’re here, and not too late
to smile for all of San Antonio.

One of us will learn your name,
where you’re from, and your mother’s.
If we never see you again, all the same,

you have our hearts, you and the others.
                                                                                                                                                                  Sylvia Manning, Feb. 6, 2019

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