#LoveMadeVisible: I Love You, by Jane Resides



By Jane Resides

I love your eyes, your tiny nose.
I love each one of your squirmy toes.

I love your thumbs, your pinkies, too,
and all the fingers between the two.

I love your smile, your twinkling eyes,
Your silly laugh, your sleepy sighs.

And as I tuck you into bed,
I’ll kiss your nose, your toes, your head,

Then sing to you and squeeze you tight,
And wish you sweet dreams through the night.


This poem was written for a loving parent tucking a child into bed.

A member of SCBWI, Jane Resides has had articles published in Highlights, Once Upon a Time, and anthologies. Her poetry has been published by the West Chester Public Library, Ladybug, an anthology, and in the Pen & InkHighlights has also accepted short story of hers for publication. Jane is a member of The Chester County Children’s Writers, a critique group of SCBWI members who have enjoyed writing and critiquing together for more than fifteen years.

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4 Responses to #LoveMadeVisible: I Love You, by Jane Resides

  1. Kristen C.S. says:

    Yes! I breathe this poem with my little ones each night. So wonderful. =)

  2. Chrissa Pedersen says:

    Perfect rhyme and wonderful word choice. It made me remember being put to bed, loved, safe and snug.

  3. I LOVE this beautiful poem. It made me think of the babies at the school I work at, and my own children when they were babies.

  4. Helen Kitrosser says:

    Lovely poem and sentiments.

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