A Poem – She is leaving home

Crawl to steps, steps to skips, walk to run

She is leaving home

We gave her a beginning, but beginnings have ends

Seen now from this distance, a distance I only imagined

Though here it stands, as she stands, in front of me

She is leaving home

Dependence turns independent, a little girl to a women

Joys with arrivals and departures

Back to the routines only she knows, that we no longer share

She is leaving home

Beyond the security of comforts and surroundings

Beyond the familiar of worry and wait

A child’s freedom as only a parent can accept

She is leaving home

Love carried her here,

To fill her own space,

Maybe love will carry her back

An original composition by the author of Ends and Beginnings

About ends and beginnings blog

I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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17 Responses to A Poem – She is leaving home

  1. Beautifully depicted journey of a child from childhood to being an independent adult!

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  2. Lively Life says:

    wow. that was me. and I came back. but i don’t think i knew it was for love at the time.

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  3. Just that one Girl says:

    Beautiful 🙂

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  4. My journey as well! I had to come home to help take care of my mom. She raised me and now I help care for her. Full cycle I suppose. (I just wish we could have had a bit more time.)

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  5. Smartygirl41 says:

    Another great piece of writing. You are becoming one of my favorite blogs to read.

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  6. Patty says:


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