Parents Poem

This is a poem that I wrote for my mom and dad:

I am a highly tuned
Collection
Of dust & particles
That has the unique ability
To have a soul & spirit
I am designed to enjoy the ride
That we call life

I come in a package that is unique
To me
Born into circumstance that I could not
Control
Born to people, who over time became my parents
Who raised me
And kept me safe
And then let me go

They let me go out into the world
On my own
To experience the best
And the worst
That life has to offer

Their example set before me
In the life that they lead
Showing me
Love and kindness
And the mind-blowing ability to change
at any age

Change their perspective
Shift their stance
Beyond any comprehension and
No matter what others thought
Just because I am their child

In our 29 years apart
I hope they have come to see
Their child who left
Has become all they thought she would be
Someone who is filled with light and love
Who has stories and wisdom  to impart
Someone who embraces life and isn’t afraid
To jump in the deep end and face
The challenges head on

Each day as I step out into the world
I always know that my parents are with me
Even though the miles may separate us
I carry them both with me in my heart