Anticipating a brand new year,
White bows in your plats
and fresh new gear,
excitement bubbled, smiles ear to ear.
All I could say is,
"I love you dears."
I waved with excitement as you both marched away,
your father on duty
for your big day.
Then I quietly pray that your joy remains
that you feel safe and challenged,
Happy and sane.
And when it was different, I was there
With smothering hugs
drying your tears.
And now its all over, past tense, and I miss
Those running hugs
and sweet little kisses.
I want you to know that sometimes I still see
Your sweet little faces looking back at me
so loving and giving and full of glee.
Its why I linger
and go in for one more hug
Its because you fill me
with so much love.
And I will always be here for you.
For a laugh and some fun
or just to see you through.
I watch you as you go your own ways
and after goodbye I still pray
please God let their joy stay.
Copyright © Alye Lee | Year Posted 2018
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