Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

A poem that I wrote for my son, when he was five (he's now twenty).
Happy Mother's Day to all

I hold you up above the fence
to see the world beyond mine
for you are higher

I am your guide and shelter
but I am not your keeper
I am your way shower
but not your way

I let you move up a step beyond my ladder
I hold you closer to the sky

You cannot see the top
You can only see the rise
The road is always moving higher

But turn around and look
at where you have been
it is ok to rest
and experience the vista

Life is never a plateau
but you can learn to rest
in a place that isn’t level
but you won’t roll off

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