Rob Berretta

Burst of Joy!

Rob Berretta


When the doctor shared the crazy news that sometimes blessings come in twos

We had to hear it twice to understand

We’d be getting one of each, a Popeye and a peach

And we’d have to double everything we’d planned

Now all the wait in worrying is done

It’s time to meet my daughter and my son



So it’s first a girl and then a boy

And wow! A sudden burst of joy!

You changed so fast the world I thought I knew,

How I love you!


I’ve built tiny beds of matching wood, learned things I thought I never could

And promised Mom I’ll make the time we’ll need

Because now I’ve realized my life was compromised

Misconceiving every reason to succeed

For my drive was aimed at just acquiring things

And now I know I’m here to guide your wings



So this is how it feels to start a family,

Overwhelmed with only wonder, and not a trace of fear

A bright, new generation gazing up with hope at me

Knowing wholly that you’ll always find me near, year after year



How I love you two


© 2012 Rob Berretta