Welcome to National Poetry Month day twenty-five. Happy National Arbor Day! Plant a tree or just get out and enjoy the beauty of one.
Today I have dear friend, mother of my son’s friend and poet Kristy Lloyd. Parents out there will understand the sentiment. Enjoy!
I want you to stay little, but don’t you listen to me
It would be selfish of me to keep you frozen, a child
But I am selfish
You will fly as most girls do
I will be your safe place to land
When you go far into that great beyond
Don’t forget the baggage from home
Meant to be tools for you, heavy as they are
You there, looking in the mirror
A reflection of what you see, not who you are.
You are more than today’s fads and fashions
I am a spectator; watching you try on different hats.
To be honest, every single one is cute on you,
I can still see you burning through it all
You’re an ember
Lucky is the one who gets burned
by Kristy Lloyd