Growing up and Letting go

Growing up and Letting go

A Poem by lalala

Independence and responsibility

A couple things I need

You treat me like I'm younger

But I'm old enough you see?

I know you always want me there

This I understand

But you need to finally set me free

Out of your gripping hands

I need to break from my cocoon

Turn into the butterfly you say I am

But when you say those doubtful words

I strive to convince you that I can

I've been held back alot of my life

Held back from becoming what could be

Let me make those common mistakes

And fall down to my knees

Dust me off and help me up

That's all I really need

Tell me some of your wise ways

Help me grow from my seed

Further on in my life

I'll look back and say

You really helped me be me

And you say

That was all in your heart you see?

© 2012 lalala


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Love this poem! I love the flow, I love the message. My mom was like that a lot, she still has a hard time with this and I'm 25 and have two children of my own. She feels I can't even take care of them properly which I am. It's to the point that I've considered moving out of town so she won't interfere. You are completely right, it is hard for them to let go, but that's part of the job. Really enjoyed reading this! 100/100

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

lalala

7 Years Ago

Omg that would be too much for me! But thank you for the great review



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Wow, great poem. I really like the flow of it. Great job.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Hard to release the children into the world. We have no choice. I like the way you described the situation and the strong ending.
"And fall down to my knees
Dust me off and help me up"
Thank you for the excellent poem.
Coyote

Posted 7 Years Ago


Aaah, I just love this, not just because it's so awesome, but also because I can relate. Reminds me of my parents, who worry a lot, kind of hesitant to let me go, but there comes a point when we all must trust. Because we realize that the whole lot of love that we're getting at the tender stage is actually a preparation, we all grow up eventually, we all need a shot at flying. Great job!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Love this poem! I love the flow, I love the message. My mom was like that a lot, she still has a hard time with this and I'm 25 and have two children of my own. She feels I can't even take care of them properly which I am. It's to the point that I've considered moving out of town so she won't interfere. You are completely right, it is hard for them to let go, but that's part of the job. Really enjoyed reading this! 100/100

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

lalala

7 Years Ago

Omg that would be too much for me! But thank you for the great review
this is good, I like the flow a lot.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Parents can be over protective at times. But it's understandable. Wish you good luck, This was a very nice poem. I love the way you expressed your feelings and got everything out. Well Done !

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I feel almost envious of your parent(s) love and protection. Good luck on all of your endeavors, dear!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Many parents (beyond counting) repeatedly encourage a child to grow up, yet they never seem to let go as easily . . . Amazing concept. Unlike most I have seen.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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