Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday Foto Friends #64 Plus A Poem

Hudson River Wildlife

These wonderful photos were taken by others of the Hudson River in my area. So rare to see these birds on the river in Winter. Majestic and beautiful.

Eagles Male & Female On The Hudson January 7, 2017

5 Swans Swimming Down River On The Hudson January 13, 2017

Today is my grandson Dominic's 24th birthday, He lives in Texas and I miss him dearly. So I thought I would post a poem I wrote for him.
Remembering When

Looking at my grandson I wonder where the years have gone.
A tall young man who stands before me with twinkling dark eyes,
His crooked smile belies a serious stance gazing ahead.
24 years of age and a handsome young man is he,
I shake my head slowly as I study the photo in my hands.

I close my eyes and my mind wanders back nineteen plus years,
I'm remembering the little boy running to me with open arms.
Those same dark eyes twinkling and happy to see me.
I can still feel his little arms tightly holding on,
As I pick him up and dance around the room with him.

I'm remembering him cuddled on the couch as he fights sleep,
He listens while I softly sing a lullaby or two to him.
And as I slowly get up to make him comfortable,
His little hands reach out to prevent me from doing so,
"Sing some more Nana" he says, And sing to him I do.

Those were happy days having him spend time with me.
Now miles apart and years passing quickly by,
He calls me often just to talk and say hello.
Did the Yankees win? Have you heard this song?
"I love you Nana" he says, I answer, "I love you more".

Toni Taddeo ©
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  1. Hey, I know where that is, smiles.---Happy Birthday Dominic, wishes for many more.

    Have a beautiful day friend....calling for more snow here in western NY. (I know, I know, I know, its winter, smiling)

  2. I love your poem, reminded me of my grandchildren when they were young. They still call and say 'I love you' but they too have grown and have a life of their own. Precious memories fills my soul.
    I have always loved Swans, they are so pretty!

  3. What a beautiful poem...makes me miss my grandson, who is now 17. He is coming to visit us from Maine in a couple of I can't wait to wrap my arms around his 6'3" frame and try to snuggle him again! Ha!!
    Love the birds..I believe the first pic is of two eagles! A rare pic indeed.... and the swans are so lovely. I also love the picture on your header. So springy and fresh! Have a blessed weekend my friend.

  4. Beautiful poem, precious memories, thanks for sharing with us!! Happy Birthday to Dominic!!

  5. Beautiful pictures. Happy Birthday to your grandson.

  6. Such a sweet poem to your handsome grandson. Happy Birthday to him! Love the swan photo.

  7. Awwww. That brought tears to my eyes as I thought about our grandsons. So sweet. He is a handsome young man. And I love the photos of the Hudson.

  8. Oh, Ms. Toni, how precious the poem is. Love the pictures, especially the one of the eagles. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing. Hope you have a great weekend!

  9. Nice poem! Happy birtday! Your eagles are so nice. Love yhe picture.


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