first_imgI remember this day forty five years agoI remember that it was a rainy rainy FridayI remember how we ran half clothed thenI remember we were sliding and bathingI remember the chill from the heavy rainI remember too that Mama was absentI remember she was taken to the hospitalI remember the semi freedom the house hadI remember the older ones having fun tooThe Brand New Baby BoyI remember the Volkswagen pickup comingI remember it was with the hazard lights onI remember the soft candor that engulfed himI remember he told us that Mama had a boyI remember the cheer that broke across his faceI remember he was not vex at all that day at usI remember the brown or blue higher height suitI remember the glasses case and pocket bookI remember the happy news he shared with usThe Brand New Baby BoyI remember Mama holding this bundle of joyI remember how I held the new wrapped babyI remember they thought I was too young to holdI remember it was the first baby I had knownI remember I hugged him tight as if I owned himI remember he was called ‘Shoe’ a favorite nameI remember he had huge wisdom like a patriarchI remember that he spoke and men were awedI remember he was destined to be a human linkThe Brand New Baby BoyShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img

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