Moving out

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A poem dedicated to anyone who has family that has emigrated

Submitted: November 20, 2011

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Submitted: November 20, 2011

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I remember the day that you were born,

It was almost touch and go

But God was good to me that day

He decided to let you grow.

 

I remember how proud your father was

He so desperately wanted a son

And since that day when he looked down on you

You have been his 'Number One'

 

I remember the balaclava hats

I used to make you wear

I remember your first communion suit

And when you cut your own hair

 

I remember you thinking you were a midget

Because you wanted so much to grow

I remember sometimes you making me laugh

When I was feeling a little bit low

 

And even when sometimes we haven't got on

Through some of your teenage years

We managed to come out the other side

With you allaying all my worst fears

 

I remember saying you couldn't know

How being a parent feels

It's like being left with a nasty scar

After the injury heals

 

It's a constant reminder of past events

Some parts good and some parts bad

A reminder of what our life is now

And what we might have had

 

Our lives would never have been so rich

Without a son like you

And though we're not the best parents

We've always tried to help you through

 

So this episode is ending

And your're starting a brand new life

In totally new surroundings

Living alongside your wife

 

But please, like me, remember

All the happy times we've had

Remember how much you are loved, Son

By your mum and by your dad

 

We pray your don't have any problems

And can't promise to always be here

But as long as we live we'll be here for you

Of that you should have no fear

 

So if ever you are in trouble

Don't hesitate to call

Remember the timely old saying

'Pride comes before a fall'


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