April 1, 2012

Ruminations of a mother

My child…there’s so much
I want to say to the little time
left to us...You are growing up so fast
and soon you will leave behind
your childhood…and me…

Life is very much like this path
we are walking on now…full of
shadowy fears alternating with
sunshine breaking through…
Thundershowers and rainbows…

So many trails meandering..
meeting and crisscrossing your path
bewildering and tempting… before
turning away again….as you follow your
destiny and spread your wings…

I wish I could promise that I’d always
be there to walk with you…but
your path is yours alone and you are
on your own…no matter who comes
with you part of the way…

I wish I could protect you from
all the hurts you are going to receive
from this world…but you have to
take them on, bear them and let go..
growing in spirit…and becoming stronger..

You will make mistakes, regret some choices
but learn from them and move on…
leaving the past behind…learning to forgive
without holding on to bitterness…
or anger….to poison your mind…..

I wish I could say ‘live like this..or that..’
but life has no set rules, they keep
changing, as you define your priorities,
your passions….as you chase your dreams
and listen to your heart…

Your happiness is in your hands
don’t wait for anyone to come and
give it to you….create it from within
by being true to yourself and giving
all you have to each moment….

I could go on and on like this….
but you will learn more as life
starts teaching you…there will be times
when you will feel afraid and alone..
just hold on…as nothing will last…

Whatever happens, good or bad..
take it in your stride with a smile,
walk tall with your head held high…
hug your dreams, give them your colours
and never, ever give up…on yourself…  

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1 comment:

Minu said...

Good take on the prompt.