My Child

Your smile can lift my darkest day,
Your pain is too great for me to bear.
Your victories will stay with me forever,
Your sorrow is something I must share

Your thoughts are my inspiration,
My anger can never last for long.
Your progress brings me such delight,
I love to watch you growing strong.

Your questions sometimes drive me crazy,
Others are a pleasure to discuss.
Still others I long to hear you raise,
When you’re ready for the wisdom I entrust.

Times with you are such precious moments,
Even when things sometimes do go wrong.
I know they cannot last forever,
One day I will have to send you on.

I never want to say goodbye forever,
Though I know you have your life to live.
Stay strong, remember what I taught you,
And always have love enough to give.

When trouble comes, know that I’m here for you.
No matter what, there’s room here by my side.
My arms will always be held open
For you, my dear beloved child.

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