Skylah Brooke

Skylah

A Pantuom to Skylah

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To us, a new granddaughter was born,

Been waiting a whole nine months to meet.

Let’s toss confetti and toot our horn!

We have a lovely new child to greet

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Been waiting a whole nine months to meet.

Brightened a cold February day.

We have a lovely new child to greet,

Skylah Brooke, you take our breath away!

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Brightened a cold February day,

With a shock of hair, and rosy cheeks,

Skylah Brooke, you take our breath away!

Finally, the girl that her mommy seeks!

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With a shock of hair, and rosy cheeks,

Button nose, smile that lights up a room,

Finally, the girl that her mommy seeks!

A gift to chase away winter’s gloom.

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Button nose, smile that lights up a room,

Mom’s tender arms she’ll sweetly adorn

A gift to chase away winter’s gloom.

To us, a new granddaughter was born.

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Author Notes
On February 19, 2013, we were blessed with a healthy new granddaughter. My daughter, Aisha, named her Skylah Brooke. She had come across the name Skylah, and liked it. Her best friend’s name was Brooke.

I wrote this poem to welcome her into the world. Aisha’s been wanting a girl for a long time.

This poem is a Pantuom. A pantoum is a poem that is made up of quatrains. In a pantoum the second and fourth lines of the previous stanza are repeated as the first and third lines of the next stanza. For this poem, I chose a syllable count of 9, and a rhyme scheme of classic abab.

This picture was taken the night of her birth. She had been wide awake for hours. The grandparents were babysitting her sibling brothers. By the time we could make it to the hospital, she was asleep. Took this with my IPhone.

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