The fights, the hurts, the screams, the pain,
The “sometimes I swear you’ll drive me insane”,
The dark late nights and dim early morns,
The worrying and fretting ever since you were born.
The frustrated negotiations that end in tears,
The days and weeks and months and years
That speed by in a blink of an eye,
Suddenly all grown up, … you’re saying goodbye.
But before we get to a distanced time
Let me hold you close, let me hear you chime
“Mummy, later I see you again?”
As you hold me close, cheeks tear-stained.
“Wherever you go, whatever you do,
Know that forever, I’ll love you.”