Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Letting You Go

19 October 2005

For my son

You’re at your daddy’s house
But I’m thinking of you

And someday
I think you might like to know that
The place you hold in my heart
Does not vanish when you leave
The house or my sight

Today you are
A relatively carefree little boy
Who loves his mommy and daddy

Even though
They don’t love each other
At least not the way
They used to

You will be a much bigger boy
Someday a man

In order that you may
Grow into every last inch of
Who you can be
I will make damn certain
You know everyday that

I love you
I am amazed by you
I am delighted with you

I will not depend on you
Nor will I live through you

I want to see you grow and thrive and

Pull away from me

When the time comes

I will let you go


Barry Weber said...

I haven't been by here for awhile, nor have I been to my own, either. But now I discover that you have two collections in print and I've just ordered them from Lulu!

Actually, I'm glad I haven't been by for awhile- now I have a whole bunch of your things to read..

Maria said...

Good to see you again, Barry. I'm no longer on Accidentally cancelled my membership- it's a long story, and it takes true talent to type "yes" into that field and push enter without realizing what you're doing. ;-)

I hope you enjoy the books. Do feel free to spread the word, and contact me anytime at

Take care.

George MacDonald

"Home is ever so far away in the palm of your hand, and how to get there it is of no use to tell you. But you will get there; you must get there; you have to get there. Everybody who is not at home, has to go home."

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