Whether the babe be wrinkled and red
or gorgeously, rotundly round,
its parents, convinced of their cleverness,
will with tales of its wonder abound.
They will marvel how perfect the features,
how slender those digits, how long.
Look, did you see by the tilt of his head
how clever he is and how strong?
No, he doesn't resemble Aunt Martha
but he does have your brother's cleft chin;
the wisdom of Solomon shines in his eyes
and the sweetness of angels within.
She'll be a heart-breaker this daughter,
we will need to procure a large stick
to beat off all unworthy suitors
for only the best we will pick.
Thus, beauty redefined by new parents
is exemplified in their new baby.
None could be better, down to the letter;
their insistence does not include maybe.
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