Contributed by SZ
They come anytime, these strange feelings of pride – Of joy and elation, concern and unknown. Emotion so raw, so deep in it’s wrapping, It’s taken my child to unwrap what’s been napping. They come unexpected – the ballet just last night. With each leap of the dancer, Her small fingers clasp mine. The joy on her face – Through my hand to my heart, Molts my soul as I gaze On this jewel not yet five. As I watch her, I’m humbled – My throat wants to tighten. And feelings, all hidden Awaken, en masse. Tears coalesce, bathing, The dryness of my eyes. I blink, for an instant – And her image is surmised. Emotions coalesce, bathing, The dryness of my mind. My children, as children In my melancholy of life. Have found me, unearthed me – And so startled my frame. My feelings, unwrapped now, So basic and raw, Awakened me to my life, There was no struggle at all.
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