Little People


Great Paintings - Mother8I accepted a writing challenge:

Set a timer for ten minutes. Open a new post. Start the timer, and start writing. When the timer goes off, publish. Time to loosen up and have some fun, fun with words

SO…How about a 1970’S type of STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS with a pinch of  the poetic style of e.e. cummings? Now I am dating myself because this poet was the unorthodox poet of choice in highschool during the ’70’s. So it shall be a stream of consciousness with little punctuation or structure for 10 minutes, perfect vehicle to talk about infants because they have no frame of reference as they experience life for the first time.



albeit tiny people

not dolls

Not reflections of our

own egos

not unformed personalities

to fulfil our unfulfilled dreams and ambitions.

but fully human beings.


each unique.

with definite personalities and characters.


just look back once they have grown

and discover the seeds of the man

within the toddler.

Such a mystery and a delight

to discern each individual personality

to encourage

to watch

as each babe grows

into a fully realized

adult who reflects the child within



About melanie jean juneau

Melanie Jean Juneau serves as the Editor in Chief of Catholic Stand. She is a mother of nine children who has edited her kid's university term papers for over a decade. She blogs at joy of nine9 and mother of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, a columnist at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC, author of Echoes of the Divine and Oopsy Daisy, and coauthor of Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood.

9 comments on “Little People

  1. I do almost all of my writing in a form of Stream of Consciousness although I believe the form of writing is attributed to Kerouac (Circa 1950’s) he typed On The Road in one shot on 160feet of paper that had been taped together so he wouldn’t even have to change the paper in his typewriter. He wrote On The Road in a three week period.

  2. Oh…this sounds like a fun challenge! Though I feel I might give myself heartburn from the stress..hehehe.

    You did a magnificent job though ! Love it 😀

  3. This was a wonderful way to put together a very nice poem. I will give it a try.

  4. this is fun… very refreshing

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