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Sunday, 8 April 2012

The Parting

The Parting 

The time has come to dip your toe 
In the Ocean of life, 
So swim strong,
My love
Just go! 

The time has come for grown up things, 
Of love and strife, 
My love 
The reality that all of life 
The time has come to leave the nest, 
Our loving bond, 
My love
Always to remain,
Intact, whole, 

The time has come
My love, 
To learn to fly, 
Leave the ocean say goodbye, 
Grasp at your dreams 
Reach for the sky! 

  The time has come to say goodbye 
  To innocence of  childhood 
  So soar high, 
  My love 
  Just fly!

  The time has come for you to fly, 
  Go my love ,
  Turn away now, 
  Don't say good bye 
  Allow my tears to flow, 
  Allow me to 

Submitted to dVerse Poets Poetics where Tracey Grumbach Beautiful Photography was used as the prompt ! 


  1. what a hard yet uplifting time for parents...the letting go and watching them fly on...but i love the encouragement in day will come...

  2. Very lovely...and so fitting for me as my two children are celebrating their birthdays this month. But I am not crying...I am happy to see them soar and fly ~

  3. This time of letting go is one of the hardest things for parents to do. Your poem of sadness understans the hardship as well as brings us into the necessiry this, allowing the child to be themselves, exploring new realms of being.

  4. oh how i can feel this as all three of my kids are about to spread their wings and fly...and i just love watching they do well...smiles

  5. Lovely poem, Kez, & touching final stanza balanced out with understandable sorrow & hope :)

  6. Love this! Emotional roller coaster...but an awesome ride, indeed! Hope you're doing well :)


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