Parenthood

We moved to Wales with good intentions,
our new-born child the spark that set
the fire of need within us flaring,
our hopes and dreams within her placed.

Child of ours, there’s much we want for you,
we dream of giving all we lacked –
the freedoms of those new tomorrows,
and liberty to walk new paths.

 So many dreams we have, our dear one,
the promises of future times,
the hopes that, in your journey forwards,
you’ll have the many joys we’ve had.

 So on you go, into tomorrow,
to find those brand new pathways too.

Written 13/05/2009. Published in Poetry.com, 2013.

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