REQUESTED (Izzy’s Sonnet)

Day 2 holding her pacifier



God graciously gives gifts that prove His love,

And this time used a cherished little one

Whose precious face is reminiscent of

The one who caused my heart to come undone.

Another set of prints upon my soul

Has made her presence known, and it’s sublime –

Just like a piece that makes a puzzle whole,

Or syllable that finishes a rhyme.

Upon three years of practice on my part,

You’d think by now it might have gotten old.

But every day brings wonder to my heart,

And now my joy has multiplied twofold.

Delivered straight to us through Heaven’s door –

The one her sister earnestly asked for.

 By Marie Elena Good

(Welcoming our newest little grandtreasure, Isadora Kathleen, born April 12, 2014.  We are all over the moon, including Sophie, who fervently wanted a sister.  Not knowing ahead of time whether they were having a boy or a girl, Sophie’s mommy and daddy tried to prepare her for the possibility of a brother.  Sophie seemed to know better, and unwaveringly kept reminding us all that she “asked for a sister.”)


Link to “PRINTS” (Sophie’s Sonnet):



Belmont Avenue

26 Belmont

“May I help you?”
I don’t recognize the stranger addressing me
From the porch
Where I used to color with my cousins
Swing in my pajamas
Play with paper dolls.

I respond with an apology
For walking into the backyard
Where I used to play tag with my cousins
Catch summernight fireflies
Lay in the grass, spotting castles
In the clouds.

I tell her this is my
Used to be
My home.

“Would you like to come in?”
My heart pounds.  I decline,
Then quickly change my mind.
Yes.  Yes, please.

As I walk in, I’m overcome with emotion.
Much is the same.
Some is different.
Everything seems smaller –
Everything but the love.
The love looms large,
Reaching through the decades
To embrace,

© copyright Marie Elena Good – 2013