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Empty Nest

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netswan
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Empty Nest

We feed them when they are little
and wash them when they are small
We help them grow through life
and pick them up when they fall

Kissing their "owies" and listening
to their laughter and watching them
when they have done wrong and
feel with them their shame

We hold them close to us
and read them stories both
day and night. We do our best
to teach them right from wrong

We protect them like tigers
over their young
Battling others who try to do
them harm.

Then, it is time
to push them out of the nest
they are on their own
We have done our best

At the crest of their
adulthood they walk out the
door and you sit with memories
and emptiness and hope for them
that your best was good enough
as they  leave you
with memories of yesterday and
hopes for the tomorrows your
children grown.





 Teresa King
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© Copyright 2000 Teresa King - All Rights Reserved
Mike
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1 posted 04-16-2000 11:30 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Nicely written...  enjoyed...
I have three children in college and one in medical school right now...  does seem a wee bit quieter around the house...
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2 posted 04-16-2000 11:37 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

I am a father of two wonderful little boys
6 yr. old and a 1 yr. old
I must say I am not looking forward to those days just yet....at least most days anyway....lol
Great poem

Jeffrey
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3 posted 04-17-2000 12:03 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Lovely poem, Teresa! My nest has been empty for two years now. But the memories will stay with me forever. I am fortunate that my girls are close by and I speak with them everyday and usually see them a couple of times a week, along with the grandchildren too! I love this poem!

Denise
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4 posted 04-17-2000 11:50 PM       View Profile for Ella   Email Ella   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ella

Your poem was great you write well, very eloquent. I don't want that day to ever happen with me.

Ella
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