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Letting Go

Their lives begin, that special day
Your hardest job, is on the way.
Walking and pacing, all night long
Knowing that one day, they’ll be strong.

Watching them crawl, then walk and run
Treasure each moment, share their fun.
They grow so fast, enjoy each day
For sometime soon, they’ll move away.

Years of school, sometimes they will drag
We’re filled with pride, we parents brag.
Teaching our kids, always be kind
Lasting friendships, many will find.

Do as I say, not as I do
We all have said, our parents too.
The truth comes out, don’t cheat or lie
Don’t try and skimp, to just get by.

Take the right path, we try to guide
Sometimes they don’t, we let it slide.
Knowing they must, find their own way
Life is tough, on track they must stay.

Bumps in the road, many will hit
We as parents, just have to sit.
Learn from mistakes, it takes its’ toll
Their independence, that’s our goal.

The hardest part, is yet to come
When high school years, are said and done.
We’ve done our jobs, as best we could
We must let go, or so we should.

Give them their wings, and let them fly
As we sit back, and often cry.
Turning the page, is hard to do
Wondering if, they listened to you.

Reach for the stars, follow your dreams
It takes time, forever it seems.
Your heart will break, can’t let it show
It’s so difficult, letting go.

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  1. Date: 3/7/2010 7:40:00 AM

    Sorry Kelly false alarm, I suppose on this poem, Congratulations on all the other ones I've noticed on the winner list. This is an awesome poem at any rate. Sincere, Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 3/6/2010 7:46:00 PM

    Congratulation with your win. Sincere, Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/15/2010 2:18:00 PM

    Congratulations Kelly, on your success in the “Tending The Sprouts” contest sponsored by: Catie Lindsey with this empty nest poem...where silent tears thrive. It's easy to see why you placed. Your poetic skills shine. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 6:01:00 PM

    Beautiful and so touching, Kelly! A powerful portrayal of raising kids. Well-written, my firend! My congratulatios on your 5th Place win in the Sprouts Contest!Reminds me of "It's been a Long Tough Ride" Read it when you have time. Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 6:01:00 PM

    Beautiful and so touching, Kelly! A powerful portrayal of raising kids. Well-written, my firend! My congratulatios on your 5th Place win in the Sprouts Contest!Reminds me of "It's been a Long Tough Ride" Read it when you have time. Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 6:00:00 PM

    Beautiful and so touching, Kelly! A powerful portrayal of raising kids. Well-written, my firend! My congratulatios on your 5th Place win in the Sprouts Contest!Reminds me of "It's been a Long Tough Ride" Read it when you have time. Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 4:12:00 PM

    Congratulations on winning Catie's contest, Kelly. Great job. Ruben

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 1:03:00 PM

    Raising a child is a challenge; letting go must be even more difficult. Great work, Kelly! Congratulations on your win. Love, carolyn

  1. Date: 2/10/2010 12:34:00 PM

    Congratulations on your win in Catie's contest with this poem Kelly. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/1/2010 2:50:00 PM

    Boy, I'm really loosing it here ... felt sure I had commented on this wonderful write (I know I read it ... LOL) but don't see anything here. Outstanding writing and you've definitely said it all ... smile ... hardest part of being a parent and my son was 25 before I felt it actually was happening ... smile ... Congratulations and good luck in the contest!!

  1. Date: 1/1/2010 1:58:00 PM

    Such a heartfelt tale and cautionary on all sides..a dear write! Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/1/2010 11:09:00 AM

    Excellent work Kelly! You've said it all. My one and only will be going to college this Fall and I am not looking forward to the separation! Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 12/31/2009 1:13:00 PM

    Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. A well deserved honor.

  1. Date: 12/29/2009 7:35:00 AM

    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week Kelly. I wish you the best with your writing endeavors in 2010 whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/28/2009 3:14:00 PM

    Dear Klly, Congratulations on getting through the First Round of the PoetrySoup October contest Wishing YOU the best of Luck ALWAYS…HG

  1. Date: 12/28/2009 3:37:00 AM

    Congratulations on your fine poem being featured this week Kelly, Happy New Year >> James,xx

  1. Date: 12/23/2009 11:17:00 AM

    Congratulations on making it through the first round of the PoetrySoup Site October Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Kelly. May 2010 be the year you see your writing endeavors become reality. Love and blessings to you and yours always, Carol

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 10:02:00 AM

    Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 2:28:00 PM

    Congratulations on moving to the next round with this great poem, Kelly! Wishing you joy and happiness in the New Year, love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 11:08:00 AM

    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem Kelly >> James

  1. Date: 11/7/2009 5:15:00 PM

    Congratulations on thi lesson on parenting, so beautifully written, being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 11/6/2009 4:12:00 PM

    Congrats on your feature write this week! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 11/6/2009 8:38:00 AM

    really loved it

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 1:13:00 PM

    Many congratulations on your poem being featured this week Kelly >> James

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 9:55:00 AM

    Kelly - many congratulations on your wonderful poem being featured this week. Many regards Janette

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 3:54:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Kelly. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/18/2009 11:58:00 AM

    Congratulations on your wonderful poem being featured! ~Trudy~

  1. Date: 10/12/2009 1:54:00 PM

    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week Kelly >> James

  1. Date: 10/12/2009 11:17:00 AM

    Congrats on your feature poem this week! Love Light Truth Patty

  1. Date: 10/12/2009 3:34:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Kelly. May you have many more. Love, Carol

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