Saturday, March 8, 2014

Slice - RItes of Passage


Rites of Passage
Crossing Over
The bridge for the Crossing Over
ceremony for Cub Scouts





















As a child, the path
 to adulthood is a
        long,
confusing trail.

Negotiating bedtimes
Bartering for allowance
Adding that "half" to each age.

Walking home from the bus alone
Makeup, dating, driving...
Each step, big or small,
Takes forever to navigate

As a parent,
I blink and up they shoot
6 inches taller,
on to a new school.

Rites of passage
Dot the landscape
of our lives.

Mile-markers and memories;
Nudges to remind me to
Step back,
Let go,
Let them grow.


I’m participating in a writing community at Two Writing Teachers. We write about a little "slice of our life" each Tuesday. In March - we attempt to write a slice EVERY day! Head over to their blog for the link up.

If you stop by and have written your own slice, please leave the link in the comments so I can easily find your post!


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