A Child’s Laughter Parenting Poem

A Child's Laughter
Poem About the Joy of Being a Parent

The sound of your child's laughter
is the sweetest song your heart will ever hear.
Warding off any remembrance of disaster,
all concerns and worries disappear.

Like a spell of healing,
an incantation that breaches the ear,
it leaves you powerless to resist joyous feeling
and makes life's priorities crystal clear.

I wish I could bottle up that innocence
and prescribe its medicine to people of the earth.
For its power on the soul is limitless
and transcends any material worth.

Won't you laugh for me one more time?
Just one more smile, one more look in my eyes?
Oh, wind that shifted my heart's paradigm,
you're the greatest gift, the Divine's greatest surprise. 

Justin Farley

Hello, everyone! I have recently published my first chapbook of Christian poems titled “A Voice in the Wilderness – A Chapbook of Poems about God”. This has been developed and polished over the past six months or so. I am happy with the final product and hope you find encouragement in the poems but also a validation that the spiritual life is not all sunshine and rainbows. We all struggle. We all have periods of questions and/or doubt. But it is the yearning that keeps us coming back for more and allows us to experience joy.
You can purchase either on Amazon or on my own bookstore (it is cheaper and has free shipping on my store) and is available on the Kindle and in paperback.
Amazon: Kindle Paperback
Inkspiration Books (my bookstore): Paperback

Thank you for your support!

Poem About Babies and Parenthood


Parental Love

Days spent thinking about
all the things I want to teach you
all the things I can’t wait to show you
but for now it’s fishing for your smiles
like twinkling stars in my sky
that I want to catch
and hold in my pocket forever.
How can something so small, so innocent, so powerless
simultaneously possess the power
to suspend time in a parent’s world?

-Poem Written by Justin Farley