You are strong and confident with a fierce look in your eye
Like a soldier off to battle
You are brave and oh so stubborn and don’t let anything get in your way
You smash rocks, collect sticks and come home with pockets full of sand and dirt.
You walk softly
And say I love you’s in a quiet whisper
Your mouth does a tiny up-turn
When you catch me staring at you at times
You buy me delicate little trinkets with your coins
And pick me every wildflower and pretty weed
And tell me I’m beautiful when I put on a dress or jewelery.