For Lexie My Grandaughter

For Lexie, My Granddaughter

Gee, I’m just a tiny little runt; my hands and feet are small,

I get so darn frustrated as I first learn to crawl.

Sometimes I do head banging against the floor; sometimes I have a little trouble

And sometimes when I try to walk, I slide or I stumble.

Okay, I think I should try this thing one more time

While I’ve still got it running fresh through my mind.

On hands and knees, frustrated the tears begin to flow,

I know I can do it, but I’m crawling way to slow.

I did it, I did it, and I grin beaming with so much pride,

It gives me a great feeling, so warm and happy inside.

Hey, I really like this crawling thing; I think I’ll do it some more,

And I set out crawling ready to explore.

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