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Beethoven’s 5th

Dun dun dun dunnnnn
Ten fingers poised above
Poking like a velvet glove
A wiggle here
A wiggle there
A giggle from a face so fair

A breath of air
Anticipation
Dun dun dun dunnnn
The second stanza
No hesitation

The fingers wiggle
The baby’s giggle
Dee dee da dee
Da dee da dee
Da dee da deet deet deeeee

Begin again?
Perhaps once more
Then dance our way
Toward the door

Fresh diaper
Clean clothes
Playpen of toys
Tickle time is done
Time for other fun


When my son first came to live with us (he's adopted, he was almost one), he didn't know how to respond to tickling.  No one had ever tickled him.  It took a while to teach him what it was, and to gain a response.  I used to "sing" Beethoven's 5th as I tickled his tummy, and eventually, I wouldn't even have to touch him to get him to giggle those marvelous baby giggles.  Occasionally, I still catch him unawares and can get a stanza in. :)

This is my entry for therealljidol Season 9, Week 21.  You can read the other entries for the week here.  I will be on vacation this week (L
as Vegas, here we come!), so will not be able to respond immediately to comments.  I'm hoping I'll be able to vote this week, but if not, please excuse my lack of commenting.  I've been trying to be better at it, but I know I won't be able to this week.

Comments

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adoptedwriter
Sep. 16th, 2014 12:23 am (UTC)
So sweet! AW
tatdatcm
Sep. 25th, 2014 04:41 am (UTC)
Thank you.
lauriempress
Sep. 16th, 2014 01:06 am (UTC)
I loved this!
tatdatcm
Sep. 25th, 2014 04:42 am (UTC)
Thanks!
roina_arwen
Sep. 16th, 2014 08:14 pm (UTC)
Very sweet!
tatdatcm
Sep. 25th, 2014 04:42 am (UTC)
Thank you.
reckless_blues
Sep. 17th, 2014 06:30 am (UTC)
Aww...

Where did you adopt him from?
tatdatcm
Sep. 25th, 2014 04:44 am (UTC)
The short version of the long story: His birth mother was married to my brother for a short time.

Thank you for reading.
i_17bingo
Sep. 17th, 2014 07:49 am (UTC)
There's not much to say to this than it was absolutely adorable, and it put a big smile on my face.
tatdatcm
Sep. 25th, 2014 04:44 am (UTC)
Thank you. Glad it made you smile. :)
suesniffsglue
Sep. 17th, 2014 01:05 pm (UTC)
Really cute!
tatdatcm
Sep. 25th, 2014 04:44 am (UTC)
Thank you.
eternal_ot
Sep. 17th, 2014 02:14 pm (UTC)
Wow! I loved this one...and what a wonderful memory associated with it..Good work! Kudos!
tatdatcm
Sep. 25th, 2014 04:44 am (UTC)
Thank you.
mistearyusdiva2
Sep. 18th, 2014 12:16 am (UTC)
Ohhh I loved this. A classic.
tatdatcm
Sep. 25th, 2014 04:45 am (UTC)
Thanks.
favoritebean
Sep. 18th, 2014 05:15 am (UTC)
So cute!
tatdatcm
Sep. 25th, 2014 04:45 am (UTC)
Thank you.
halfshellvenus
Sep. 18th, 2014 06:38 am (UTC)
What a neat trick to get him to appreciate the fun of tickling, and coax baby giggles out of him! Baby giggles are wonderful. :)
tatdatcm
Sep. 25th, 2014 04:45 am (UTC)
Baby giggles are the best sound on earth! :)
tsuki_no_bara
Sep. 18th, 2014 05:19 pm (UTC)
this is completely adorable.
tatdatcm
Sep. 25th, 2014 04:45 am (UTC)
Thank you.
alycewilson
Sep. 18th, 2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
Very sweet. I like how the rhythm of the poem worked with the rhythm of the music. Your son is lucky to be surrounded by such love.
tatdatcm
Sep. 25th, 2014 04:46 am (UTC)
Thank you. I'm not very good at poetry, so I'm glad you think it worked.
alycewilson
Sep. 25th, 2014 10:02 am (UTC)
As someone who graduated with an MFA in poetry, I would sincerely encourage you to write more of it.

I'm thinking of writing a poem this week, too. It started out as prose, but it's just not working. When I get it reworked -- should be by mid-afternoon or so -- would you mind giving it a once over? It might be good to have another set of eyes on it.
tatdatcm
Sep. 25th, 2014 03:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the compliments. :)

Sure, send it my way. I sent you a PM with my email address.
kajel
Sep. 18th, 2014 08:20 pm (UTC)
Awww, so sweet!
tatdatcm
Sep. 25th, 2014 04:46 am (UTC)
Thank you.
karmasoup
Sep. 19th, 2014 12:22 am (UTC)
Sooooooooo CUTE!!!
tatdatcm
Sep. 25th, 2014 04:46 am (UTC)
Thanks.
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