Childhood Abandoned

As I look upon the remnants

Of a childhood abandoned

I remember the squeals of delight

The urging to be pushed higher

To have the toes touch the sky

Remembering how you never wanted the ride to end

I see the yellow earth movers

Now covered in weeds

That once scooped at the sands

Where my own childhood feet had trod

I see your smiling faces, shining bright

Exploring new found freedoms

In wondrous awe of all you would encounter

 

They say that time waits for no one

And here you both are, on a precipice

No longer a child

And by our culture, not quite a man

A foot in both places

Or so it would seem

Towering over the one who carried you on her hip

Smiling with those same eyes shining bright

Exploring new found freedoms

In wondrous awe of all you will encounter

Let your light shine!

Amy

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