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Representation of Hope with Hands Stock Footage Video (100 ...

You don't WANT to ... ever you don't want to let go but you DO ... you have to, for their sake spread your hands and let the butterfly free watch it press gossamer wings to the breeze, (praying) your heart, your joy, your beautiful baby let loose to life and lessons ... precious parts of your soul and self gone to a wide world while your hands ache for their tickle ears yearning their laughter your being breaks for the sake of a precious path not your own and the dreams you once kissed goodnight sound and safe and sleepy ... oh, for those greatest gifts the little arms about your neck, trusting and the knowledge that your wee ones are asleep their beds yet ... each time you look in the mirror every time you chance to see your face reflected you know they're not gone - not EVER gone for the tender, laughing light ... in your eye.

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Date: 8/10/2020 11:32:00 AM
Great writing, Greg. I feel every word and live it every day. Parenthood is the two-edged sword of living the blessing and losing the blessing. Congrats on your win, my wonderful poet friend ~ John
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Date: 8/7/2020 12:18:00 PM
Wondrous poetry as always, Greg:-) We humans hate change. One of the facts of life difficult to accept!
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Date: 8/6/2020 11:36:00 AM
Lovely, Greg! Our children are precious!
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