Little hands and Giant heart!

He looked like a giant
big, and strong, and he took large steps
just like the giant in ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.

I stood gaping at him, my eyes wide
I was scared, but I held my hand up
he looked surprised, but he held his hand up too!

I wanted to say hello, but
all I could do was blather gibberish
with my hand still in the air

Surprise! The giant bent down and touched my hand
he smiled, I smiled, my nanny smiled
this giant is gentle! He is my hero!

For Matt (Nocturnaltwins) who made a little child’s day by giving him high five!



I have so many different daffodils in the yard. These two really look so beautiful and luscious.


About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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16 Responses to Little hands and Giant heart!

  1. slmret says:

    He is indeed! A lovely poem based on Matt’s post.

  2. I love the poem although I’m not sure I’m a hero. You’re so creative with your writing. I would not have thought of writing this from his perspective.

    The flowers are beautiful. I’m looking forward to spring.

    • Zakiah says:

      When my second grandson Davis was born, I had written a kind of story in a similar way. I should post it sometimes. You are a hero Matt, not just to a small kid and your nieces and nephews,, but to all the people in your life whom you have helped.

  3. mrswrangler says:

    Glad you have some pretty flowers

  4. Sweet poem. The flowers are lovely indeed.
    Love and hugs, my friend

  5. Aw! YAY! What a fun, sweet poem based on Matt’s recent post! I love how you wrote it from the little boy’s perspective. People don’t often think about the child’s-eye-view on life!
    OOH! Your daffys are regal and beautiful! YAY for Spring!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

    • Zakiah says:

      I am always doing silly things like that Carolyn. I only wish I had more hours in a day so I could devote more time to writing. Glad you liked this poem of mine. Thank you.

  6. This is so adorable, Zakiah. (I’m “Andrew” from Australia, by the way.)

    It’s nice to get that feeling of childhood again. I can really feel it here.

    • Zakiah says:

      So good to see you here Andrew. I have seen you occasionally on facebook,. Celebrated a birthday too hunh? Happy returns of the day Tony.

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