My Little Angel Got Her Wings Today

Dropped off my youngest one in college today and drove back to an empty house.
Eons ago,  no
Barely seems to be
A fleeting moment
In time, when
One evening not so long ago
Sweetest little angel
Visited my home
Her wings clipped
But her beautiful smile
Would make me fly
Tried my best
To nurture
A journey
Not always easy
Ups and downs
Smiles and heartbreaks
But never a
Dull moment
She got her wings
Ready to fly
Wish her to
Fly so high
With eyes focussed
On her goals
Even the mighty eagle
Needs a branch from time to time
To come down and rest
When my sweet little angel
Tired and wants to rest
These old shoulders
Will be waiting
These old hands
Still strong to embrace
To give her a
Well deserved rest and a pat on the back

Author: pranabaxom

Poetry is my passion. I am not a methodical writer. I have no set topics to write about. What I feel, perceive, think about, I will like to share in this blog. I open my mind to the world. Like the weather, sometimes my poems are cloudy, sometimes stormy. I always like to see sunshine streaming through the leaves of trees, so I hope I can share some of those sunshine with my readers.

17 thoughts on “My Little Angel Got Her Wings Today”

    1. Thanks Emily.
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  1. Bitter sweet.

    She’s gone — off on her wonderful adventure. On one hand you’re proud but on the other a little sad.

    Even though I’m years away from college departure, sending my munchkin off to kindergarten is a bit emotional too.

    Just a year ago she clung to me fiercely when I dropped her off, but now she walks off and doesn’t even look back.

    The only words that roll off my tongue are, “my baby’s growing up!”

    Your baby’s growing up! ☺

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    1. We forget that we have flown away one day. We try to cling to the kids with the false hope that we will be able to support them at all time. Alas, one day we have to go. It is our duty to as parents to nurture the responsibility that was awarded to us so that when it is time, our wards can go forth and work for the betterment of this world that we live.
      It is difficult to let go but let go we must.

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