In Melbourne news came down the line
“Mother and baby doing fine”
Last night late the waters broke
A sleepless night – when dawn awoke
A labour-intensive morning passed
For a first-born – it all happened fast
At two hours old, I spoke with Dad
Thrilled at the coming of his lad.
Then to his dear Mum – her labours done
Proud of her 7lb. 9 oz. son.
Such a blessing – full of grace
A miracle has taken place.
We once thought Ma would not be Gran
But at ninety she knows that she can
Welcome to her heart this boy
Who turns her sorrow into joy!
So Auntie who pens these few lines
Past sixty, a new role now finds
A long-held hope comes to fruition
Wee nephew gives her a new mission!
(c) Poet in the woods 2014