In Celebration of Cadence


My joy is colored pink and whispers Cadence Kerala,
A symphony by God composed, a masterpiece unplayed.
And yet with rhythmic tempo, emanating from her name,
I am mesmerized by movements respirating from her frame.
I hold my newborn granddaughter cradled gently in my hands
And marvel at the beauty of her sleeping innocence,
With placid face unstained by tears of joy or pain;
Nor furrowed by worries or things that are profane.
And as I gaze into the future through her eyes,
It takes me to a world that one day I’ll not know.
I imagine her smiling in sun drenched days to come
And squinting in the shadows to discern a distant drum.
This little Cadence has just begun to play her score
And the tempo of her life yet holds us in suspense.
Such infant potentialities are mysteries to behold
While beckoning us to pray, God’s promise to unfold.

Written on the occasion of the birth of my granddaughter Cadence Kerala Mathews, March 3, 2011. Celebrate with me!

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4 thoughts on “In Celebration of Cadence”

  1. Congratulations-Tom and Susan………God’s richest blessings to you, Carrie, Benjie and the “big brother”.

  2. I hope you frame this, the photo along with the poem….. so when she is old enough, she can see this little, but powerful piece of her story.

  3. Thanks to all of you for your kind words and encouragement! Baby and mom are doing well!

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