by Bud Jillett
Monday, November 06, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I know you've been sneaking off at night
to secret elves who make you taller,
to star-bound sages who teach you new words,
to run with spirits who know independence.
I know they are good to you -
for they pilot you back to your bedroom,
tuck you safely into the night,
then leave - just before I open your door
to find you as I'd left you.
I know that in every moment -
stolen, frozen or flickering -
you become more of yourself and less of me.
I rush to keep up with who you are,
fear to let go of who you were.
Sometimes I fall, and land in between.
I knew you'd take your first step
but I did not expect it to land
I did not expect your first words
to be followed by questions, endless
without commas or breaths or room to explain.
So, when they call on you at night,
send them away - tell them I'm awake.
Tell them to see you once-a-week instead.
Though I know they'll still see you
and I know you will go,
tell them there are others, too
who need their help to grow.
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|Reviewed by jude forese
|children are a gift we borrow, to nurture, inspire and teach ... we return that gift back to life in a short period of time but when we ses them standing on their own two feet, we are fulfilled ...
a wonderfully written poem with an important message ...
|Reviewed by Michelle Close Mills
|I agree with Jerry Bolton. This is a touching piece and says a great deal about the emotions of a parent learning to let go. Wonderfully expressed. Blessings, Michelle|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|One of the best child-development and the "magical" ways and means that she does I believe I've ever read. Excellent touch. Dad, worried, but at the same time very happy . . . Gotta love it!!! Welcome to AD . . .|
|Reviewed by J M
|Any parents wish is for their children to never grow up and for the safty of those little ones. This was endearing. Welcome to the Den look forward to more of your posts.
Light & peace,