Poetry Day: Blankie

(Written about my son’s blankie.  It was a special gift for when he was born and it survived so much.  Now, it’s been retired to a box at his mom’s where it will stay safe.  I’m sure blankie will be found again one day.)


His ever-present pal

Clutched with an iron grip

That rarely eases up


His favorite friend

That shares his every joy

Earning fraying edges


His consoling comrade

Easing all his pain

Absorbing all his tears


His secret stasher

Hiding food within its folds

That he chews on between meals


His constant copilot

Strapped in for all his trips

And shown the passing world


His sleeping sidekick

Tucked in beneath his head

Curling around his dreams


Never will he roam without

This cherished cloth he holds

He will always love his blankie

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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17 Responses to Poetry Day: Blankie

  1. L. Marie says:

    Aww.. So sweet!
    My younger brother still has his baby blanket stashed somewhere.


  2. Terrific poem. It would be nice to have a blankie.


  3. noelleg44 says:

    Loved this. My son had a blue blankie. He wore it down so much that I cut it in half so I could wash the other half, then cut it in quarters, then in eighths. In the end, he went to sleep holding a small scrap of it to his cheek.


  4. V.M.Sang says:

    A lovely poem. It summarises what these comforters, whether bits of cloth or a beloved toy, (like my granddaughter’s rabbit) mean to a child.


  5. Adorable. I’m glad it’s stashed away and safe. Someday that will be a joy to pull out again. ❤


  6. Jennie says:

    This is wonderful, Charles.


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