Time presses and the baby grows;
The scan has shown its ten pink toes
And tiny arms with hands outstretched
Though no one can work out its sex.
Whether a little girl or boy
This tiny baby will bring joy
And give our poet a new name
A brand new title to proclaim!
I don’t like “Aunt” - it sounds so prim
Elderly, strict and very thin
And Aunty just spelt with a “Y”
Means the spell-check passed it by.
So it seems to me the proper choice
When the time comes to rejoice
Is to drop the “Y” and add “IE”
Yes – AUNTIE I will choose to be!
(c) Poet in the woods 2013
Thomas was born on 8th January 2014.