Monday, January 10, 2011
Lady Bug Poem
Today is Giselle Daniela Sanchez-Esparza's 4th Bday. there are many reasons she makes me smile on a daily. but the most important one, is that she lets me be part of her life.
Giselle Papi loves you! <3
For Halloween i was a TMNT
Michaelangelo to be exact
The year before I wanted to be Bruce Wayne
and lets say, i might have enjoyed that a bit too much
In her case, her infatuation for the past two years (2/3 of her life)
Has been lady bugs
I ask her why lady bugs
And she says because they are small and cute like me.
And who can argue with that.i know i cant.So I tell her
You are right and you will always be right.
you see, she is 3 feet tall and our adventures include
climbing mt everest, all the way up her bunk bed
we make train sets, be our mode of transportation into her make belief world
make couch cushions and blankets be our fortress
we make up words like achabatuba
except she can’t say tuba so she replaces it with tuga
practice rolling our rrrr’s
our colors in ES-PA-NOL
because language is culture
tickle her sister cuz its the fun thing to do
we hide and seek for new adventures
and look for each other when life gets hard.
i never thought i would have 3 of my best friends live under my roof
i never thought i would be so happy with less, but she is my living proof
so we construct lego inequities that only make sense to her
stack dominos into mansions like quadratic equations
we color circles, squares, triangles and call it family
we dance to beat of our heartbeats
and to the rhythm of snare drums
we recite lyrics and make her magic wands be the microphone
she says she is a water bender and i her last airbender
we haduken our way through the strife
and embrace each other, so we can taste life.
i tell her i love her, and i miss her.
even though she hasn’t left my side.
she says i know.
and thats when i bow to her innocence.
make a promise to protect it by any means necessary.
with my pen and my machete of a tongue
i will show no mercy to those who stand in her way.
will make the massacres at the hand of the conquistadores
look like soap bubbles.
i will fight for her until she tells me she is a big girl.
then i will let go and try to find where i hid my innocence.
hoping and waiting that she still wants to be a ladybug.