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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Birth (infancy) (08/20/09)

TITLE: In the Nightlight Golden Time
By Jim McWhinnie


In the Nightlight Golden Time

Let me dream with you, little one,
and we shall sail on silvery seas of moonlight,
and roam among the stars,
you and I, little one.

Let me sing with you, little one,
and we shall charm the angels all to smile,
and hear God Almighty hum along,
you and I, little one.

Let me read with you, little one,
and we shall spin our memories to life,
and weave new worlds in silly words,
you and I, little one.

Let me dance with you, little one,
and we shall whirl and twirl like butterflies,
and spin like pinwheels in the wind,
you and I, little one.

Let me rock with you, little one,
and we shall go back and forth ten thousand times,
and get lost in peace, this time each night,
you and I, little one.

Let me pray with you, little one,
and we shall share the whispers of our souls,
and intertwine our hearts midst this nightlight gold,
you and I, little one,
just you and I.

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Lisa Johnson 09/01/09
I have done all these things with my grandsons, only not quite as poetically. I thoroughly enjoyed the poem.
Dorothy Adamek09/03/09
Congratulations Jim! What a beautiful entry. Made me miss my babies (all grown now). Loved the last verse, my favorite, and I found myself singing along too....

Well done!
Lisa Johnson 09/03/09
Congratulations on your first place win . I enjoyed your poem as much the second time as I did the first.
Verna Cole Mitchell 09/03/09
Congratulations on your win. This poem delighted me through and through!
Deborah Engle 09/03/09
I never got to this during the week. Now that I have found it, I am delighted. Very nice, and congratulations!
Linda Boulanger09/03/09
Lovely piece that left me with an "aah" as I walked down memory lane. Congratulations!
Chely Roach09/03/09
Perfectly lovely...
Rich congratulations on your EC. Just gorgeous! :)
Mona Purvis09/03/09
I had not read this until today. I am thrilled to see you finally get the recognition your wonderful writing deserves!
Jim, this is just so past due and I couldn't be happier.
1st place and an EC!!

Jeanne E Webster 09/03/09

Loved it! Congratulations too! Too long coming...
Jennifer Galey09/03/09
Simply beautiful. Loved the phrase "nightlight gold." Congrats!
Sandra Hendrix09/03/09
This one brought tears to my eyes....And I don't tear easily.
I love how you portray the intimacy of the relationship in that last verse.

Thanks for sharing it.
Kristin Slavik09/03/09
Great entry -- Congratulations on your 1st place win!!
Charla Diehl 09/03/09
Jim, congratulations on your win with this sweet and precious lullabye poem.
Genia Gilbert09/03/09
Absolutely wonderful! Congratulations on your First place and EC! Very deserving.
Coleene VanTilburg 09/03/09
Dear Jim, Yes, a man wrote this! I think it makes it that much more powerful...Powerful yet so delicate...two souls bonding forever with these precious words. I pray one day I will be blessed with a grandchild to share this with. Thank you for this gift and Congratulations!
Patricia Turner09/03/09
Outstanding...what a beautiful, lyrical, tender lullaby. What a wonderful word picture - I can picture a father in a rocking chair at the midnight hour in the golden light of a nightlight lulling his little one to sleep. A huge congratulations on your 1st place win and well deserved EC!