Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Kids nothing expresses better my love for your parents than the poems I wrote to them on their 16th birthdays

To my son on his 16th birthday

Where were you while
your cheeks whiskered
your legs haired
your arms muscled
your reason bettered?

Where were you while
you grew tall and true
where were you?

In my heart.

Being an equal opportunity parent, a few years later I repeated the exercise.

To my daughter on her 16th birthday

Child grown to woman and ever still my child,
I greet your 16th birthday.

From the moment you squeezed into the world,
I have always loved you.

Years from now when we are apart,
You will cross the road,
And feel me reach for your hand.

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