Ninja Baby Move no.214
Each stocking tip toed ninja step maneouver’s darkened room unkempt
Fragile cargo not far to go, to the crib I crept
My babe in arms will raise alarms unless her doze is tended
She slightly stirs, my silent curse, that floorboard still not mended
I shrink and cringe that effing hinge , that’s yearn for lubrication
Crack big toe nail off weighing scale , snail pace animation
Choke back a scream from pain unseen comes thru my soul and heel
A plug upturned from the night light, learned my lessons pain I feel
A searing blinding throbbing thump , my little toe a massive lump
Enough to make the wee one jump , you’ve more elbows than Forrest Gump
You’ve made it dude , now all you’ve do, is lay her soft in slumber
Each exhale a deafening gale, each blink a clap of thunder
Arthritic creaks , your knee joints speaks “wake up there little bairn”
Its payback time for daddy , for those years of rugby playing
Silence all the voices , commit your Zen and Ki
Hear your inner Morpheus and focus, Trinity .
Your oozing, drained, your snoozing wain, is face down in the crib
You’ve trapped your hand beneath her, grand , its gently pried from ribs
She starts, your heart is in your mouth, her eyes are wide and scoping
She squirms , her grip is firm on shirt sleeves left to dangle open
The jaws pull back, the teeth are out, the lips are tight and drawn
Sucking in the oxygen, exclaims a hearty yawn…….
She smacks her lips but mammies nips, are not up for discussion
Resigned , although not dined , she aligns her head with cushion
Oh victory , sweet stor mo chroi , you lie in dreams embrace
Though I’m still ways from out the woods, each step with care re-trace.
Avoid the hinge , your flooring sins , the plugs and tread with ease
The weakest creak a banshee’s shriek to threaten cautious peace.
The monitoring walkie talkie crackles soft in silence
I stand to guard like a sentry scarred from sounds of sudden violence
Its bliss its calm ,like back in Nam ,the battle cries subsided
Your loin fruit salad, snores in valid tenor keys in private
Aikido , Kendo , judo , Kempo , Tai Chi and Shao Lin
Are lost against the ninja power that parents groom within.
Copyright Cormac Lally 13.11.2013 0224AM.