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We’re told that when we raise our kids,
We have to give them wings
To see what’s out there in the world – 
The plus and minus things.

They learn of love and friendship;
They discover hate and fear.
Their grasp of life and how it works
Grows clearer by the year.

From choices laid in front of them
They settle on a route,
Forsaking our opinions
Which to them are often moot.

We stand there on the sidelines
And there’s not a thing to say;
For once the wings are good to go,
They’ll likely fly away.

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 5/1/2013 10:18:00 AM
    Root, Rout, who's to say what's it's about. :) Had to go back and read that line again because I always pronounce it rout. I said to myself, that doesn't rhyme. But then, aha. :) Should have know ilene wouldn't be that remiss. Peace. :) Oh, and wondeful poem ilene. :)

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 4:15:00 PM
    So true, Ilene. At the moment I'm suffering from empty nest syndrome. Both my children have spread their wings and now find themselves in different countries. We're all scattered. Nice write, my friend. :)