Remembering To Adore Our Children, No Matter Their Age

Remembering to Adore Our Children, No Matter Their Age
Then, they looked up, to you – you were so wise
Now, they look down - and question your wisdom
Then, vegetables were the enemy
Now, vegetables are the hero of their own curries
Then, they publicly folded their hands into yours, ‘My Mum!’
Now, they keep a discrete distance, ‘We’re not related!’
Then, they bounced into your room at 5.30am, ready to eat life
Now, they come home at 5.30am, having tasted life
Then, you struggled to get them to sleep
Now, you struggle to get them to sleep
Then, nothing was fair for them
Now, they fight for justice for all
Then, you were their sun, around which they revolved
Now, you are their moon, influencing but not controllingThen, they needed you to adore them
Now, they need you to adore them

 © Larissa Dann 2018

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