Parents

Parents

It was all a night of pain,
My inside tearing as you strained,
The joy and happiness you brought with your cry,
The long doubt and wait you dismissed,
A priceless gift you brought to us,
The gift of parenthood we received.
Eat my little child, you need your food to grow,
Sleep my little child, you need to regain your strength,
learn my little child, life is full of obstacles.
On your birth bed we watched you sleep,
And all we could do was dream of all we would do,
In this picture we took, we carried you.

Sit my child, you have to get immunized,
We are so proud our child,
you took your first steps today,
Dont cry our child,
your bones will be stronger to carry you from falling.
It’s okay our child, Dada and Mama will do for now,
Until you can learn to pronounce properly.
Eat my little child,you need your food to grow,
Sleep my little child,you need to regain your strength,
learn my little child, life is full of obstacles.
In this picture we took, you were standing on your own.

How time passes!!
Just yesterday you were finding your footing,
Today you are a star athlete.
You have set healthy goals,
And we watch in aww our child,
Your life’s progression.
We are proud of you because;
You have grown our child,
You have strength our child,
And you are equipped for life.
In this picture we took, we stood next to each other.

Sit my dear mother,
You need to get that scan,
Sit my dear father,
Let me help me with that shoe.
See my dear parents,
A child birthed in our extention,
Hold my dear parents,
The bone and flesh of your flesh.
Eat my dear parent, you need your strength,
Rest my dear parent, your bones are weak,
Learn my dear parent, you need to understand your body signs,
On your death bed I watched you sleep,
And all I can do is dream of all we were yet to do,
In this picture we took, I supported you under.

In death and in life,
In life and in death,
The cycle continues,
the cycle of parenthood,
the cycle of life!!!

 

Luka: children become parents, parents die as children.

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