The father has left the family,
To chart new territories somewhere
So the mother looks to God for strength
To bring up her little girl
Who will only get the best she vows
While watching the child play from the window
She ponders how life is like a window
Through which to frame the beauty of family
Even in the face of broken vows
The family can exist somewhere
Solidly developing a little girl
Who will never lack in strength.
She worries that without this strength,
She will see something different in that window:
A tarnished and hollow girl,
Destroyed because a father eschewed a family
To live a different life somewhere,
Never to be bothered by vows.
She has since made many new vows
Especially to guide her daughter with strength,
Like wise light shining from somewhere
Straight through an open window
To give assurance to the youngest of a family,
Who will one day be much more than a girl.
One day when her daughter is no longer a girl,
The mother hopes there will be exchange of new vows,
Based on strong foundation of family.
The chosen spouse will be a man of strength:
Always remaining in the frame of that window;
Caring for family, not desiring to go off somewhere.
The daughter will become a woman who has been somewhere,
That challenged her to face what was missing as a girl.
However, she will take a closer look back through that window,
Clearly seeing all the love and wisdom made in vows
By a mother constantly praying for strength
To create for her daughter a true family.
A clock chimes from somewhere, interrupting thoughts of vows.
The mother takes one last look at her girl, who will grow up in strength,
Before turning away from the window, to go enjoy being with family.
Copyright © Terry-Ann Coley | Year Posted 2013
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