Army Mom’s Safe Haven


(for Tristan)

Christina: Little Mr Happy Feet
Tristan: October 2004
I watched my grandson
stand on tip-toe
and dance with sheer
abandonment and joy,
arms outstretched
and lifted to the sky

twirling round and round
never once falling down
dear little boy ~

Where will those feet take you,
Little Mr. Happy Feet?

How will you fare, little man,
so happy, and so sweet?

I am an Elder in the small
tribe of your life

I will keep an eye out for you
I wish you many times for dancing
and for happiness,
I wish you very little strife –

Be happy.
Live well.
Stay kind.

I am your Grandmother.
we know each other.
You and me,
Little Mr. Happy Feet.