Audrey on a Swing




                               I watch you soar forward

while I stand behind

               giving you an occasional push

when you need it.


I remain still

                            as I witness your motion.

                                           You rise higher and higher

                                                before my eyes.

                   You swiftly ascend upward,

          growing, living.


For one brief instant I grab you,

try to hold you


but you protest and demand to be released.


So with one final       push

                          I let you go,

                   watch you fly forward again.

                   This time you want

                                  no assistance,

                for you love the discovery

                                                      of your freedom.




~ by dianeklammer on March 10, 2013.

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