To Tell A Son
So then we start to appreciate life,
so much so because we gave you yours.
We live in the possibility that the world can be anything, to tell him
The world may get bigger but you will learn to see everything,
and the land you are from will start to seem small,
but you will learn that you need it and you will want peace for it all.
You can be a conqueror besides that of men,
teaching you this early you may have every
means of freedom.
To Tell A Daughter
So then we start to listen,
and we learn to open ourselves up,
into the possibility that the world is more than just our own, to tell her
In her heart she is more than the land she comes from
but in her heart she must hold that land dearly
because from it she blossomed.
How her beauty grows despite corruption,
her grace holds despite suffering
means she is nothing short of perfect,
despite the things she may have seen.
Originally posted April 13th & 14th 2015 – elenaxtina.com