Flashback Friday Poetry: Letting Go

the creation of a child
such a wonderful thing
to bring a life into this world
can be gratifying
you want the best for your child
no harm for your offspring
but as they start to get older
they will fly from your wing
you may dislike when they rebel
they must be free to sing
if they never challenge your rule
or try to question things
they’ll never be their own person
they’ll never leave your wing