Who will she become,

this wee lass
who flings her cap
with such abandon,

she cannot know
what her future holds,

none of us know
at such a tender age,

we get off track
between A,B,C’s and Socrates
before finding our way,

it’s all okay,

every way has merit,

yet here she is,

by forks in the road,
by the great unknown,

maybe it’s the elders
who have gone before
whispering wise counsel
to her tender heart:

watch your step, don’t trip on that rock,
beware of looming danger,

it’s everywhere and nowhere
you need to be,

use your intellect, your bravery, your discipline
to traverse the highways of life,
steer with a steady hand and clear mind,

and always keep our whispers close,

we will help you reach
the future your heart seeks most.

Photo taken of my great niece by her parents Josiah and Amanda Garvey.

4 responses

  1. Maureen Shepherd | Reply

    What a lovely poem and photo showing the present and foretelling the future potential. ❤️

    1. Thank you, Maureen. May the wise elders be present for all the young folks as they wend their way through life. xoxo

  2. A lovely free spirited child. Your perfect words will follow her life path and be cherished forever.

    1. Thank you, Judy. I wish we could bottle her spirit and spread it to every corner where hope and despair are present. xoxo

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