Rounding up the current series from the collection Poems Inspired by Second Hand Books on Sale on Amazon:
Though babies bawl and puke and smell
And generally have little glamour,
The marvel is they learn so well
The passage from first words to grammar.
The language matters not, forsooth,
From Almaty to Alabama
It grows inside like their first tooth
As they progress from words to grammar.
And we as parents watch with pride,
Despite the odd mistake or stammer,
Our offspring take within their stride
That magic step – first words to grammar.