Too soon to know?

It’s unfair to heighten expectations.

It’s too early to make a judgment call.

I am no real expert in physiognomy,

But, as I gaze down at your lovely face,

There is no shadow of a doubt at all,

Intelligence, friendship, beauty and love,  

all flow freely through your every vein.


So may you, with happiness, now proceed.

You have all the support you could ever need,

from parents steeped in golden  qualities.

Grow stronger from your auspicious seed!

My darling granddaughter, Juliet,

You are a lucky girl, indeed!


◄ Juliet

Poetic Licence Book Release ►


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John Botterill

Tue 4th Oct 2022 07:40

Thanks so much Stephen. I really appreciate your comments. I haven't met Juliet yet but her face is beautiful to me, obviously 😁
Thanks for the likes H@ yl3y, John C., and Nigel 😊

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 4th Oct 2022 07:17

A beautiful poem, John. A new life, a new hope, a new joy.

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John Botterill

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 22:23

Thanks Julie, Holden and Graham. I really appreciate your comments. It is great to be able to share my happiness with Writeoutloud friends.
I think you are right, Graham. We have to try to be impartial.... 😀
Thanks for the likes K. Lynn, Kevin and Jon.

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julie callaghan

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 19:14


Holden Moncrieff

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 17:12

Another wonderful poem, John! It brims with love! 🌷

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Graham Sherwood

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 09:58

It's great to read the work of a 'new' grandparent. It's made me look back at all the pieces I wrote when ours started popping out (we have eight now).

Whilst we try our best (and largely succeed) in being totally impartial, and love them all, there will be one, I can assure you, that will tug those heartstrings harder than the others.

Enjoy these precious years John.


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John Botterill

Mon 3rd Oct 2022 09:33

Thanks Greg for your lovely comments. It means a lot to me.
Thanks for the likes, too, Frederick and Tom. 😀

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Greg Freeman

Sun 2nd Oct 2022 22:49

Beautiful poem, John. Overflowing with love.

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John Botterill

Sun 2nd Oct 2022 21:18

Thank you, Flyntland. That is really kind of you 😀

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Sun 2nd Oct 2022 15:30

Juliet " You are a lucky girl, ideed!" to have such a lovely poem written just for you by such a loving grandad.

I wish her every happiness.

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