Poetic Dan

Hellos and goodbyes

I often get the sweats

Before picking up the kids


As if it's the first time

Meeting their little eyes 


They come running with a hug

I still can't believe my luck


Never needing a mirror again

In their reflection finding my name


A gift I'm reminded everytime

We squeeze hello or goodbye 




  • orchidee

    A lovely write Dan.

    • Poetic Dan

      Thank you my lovely!

    • Laura


      You’re my third read so far!
      All positivies!!
      That’s exactly what I needed at this moment after being awakened by the loudest painful cry by my dear aunt! She’s now fast asleep...until the next cry!

      A super write! Yes, let’s be grateful and thankful for the bit that we have! It can always be worse!

      Sending your “sprouts” a big squeeze!🤗


      • Poetic Dan

        That's sad to here but with you as a nurse anyone would get well. I'll give them that hug once they return from the park and hoping your auntie feels better.

      • Nicholas Browning

        Good on you, Dan.
        You're a good guy.

        • Poetic Dan

          Always appreciated, thank you

        • orchidee

          Ya got me all confused! Is it hello or goodbye, or both? Are ya coming or going?! heehee.

          • Poetic Dan

            Everything and nothing
            Full and empty
            I'm not really sure
            If I'll ever stop rhyming...
            Or just writing

          • Fractured Dreams

            Beautiful read

            • Poetic Dan

              Thank you, always appreciated

            • Michael Edwards

              Lovely positive write - pleased all appears well in your world

              • Poetic Dan

                It's always both just thinking I'm finally learning it nicer to play in the light.
                Always appreciated
                Thank you

              • dusk arising

                Good stuff.... so many of us overlook these wonderful simple pleasures and its good to see YOU enjoying them.

                Your chosen title picture contains a wisdom so many should learn from. All to often we read on MPS of the sadness after the goodbye as if the love and joy before it had never existed at all.... folk are strange.

                • Poetic Dan

                  Very true on your last statement my friend but I don't think I truly knew it before I came here and stated writing more.
                  I could never tell you enough how much you and everyone had help with the interactions we have but I feel another post coming up for it ;)

                  Thank you again and it's such a honor to know you on the journey!
                  Much peace and respect

                • Ternic73

                  wonderful poem

                  • Poetic Dan

                    Always appreciated
                    Thank you

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