#266 of 365 – “dragons”



my girl is twelve

and wrestling with the end of childhood

pushing through the morphing vines

and thorns in puberty’s wood

trying to reconcile new realities

with what she previously understood


it isn’t easy watching dragons

tear my baby girl’s world apart

leaving ashes of her favorite things

blowing in her heart

on a pathway from the playrooms

she knows she must depart


but she’s stronger than I ever was

as she comes to terms with what is real

and learns to navigate new truths

her God chooses to reveal 

watching her, my own failed adolescence

is sure to finally heal


About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, jewelry maker, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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2 Responses to #266 of 365 – “dragons”

  1. pi314chron says:

    Lovely expression of a mother’s love. May your every wish for her come true.

    • Blackbird says:

      Thanks Ron…my wish, of course, is that her every wish comes true…and that she’s strong enough to get through the one’s that don’t.

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