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Wise Heart Within

As school is out for summer here in the U.S., many kids are getting ready to move away from home to attend college or travel or just start their own life. I think I’m picking up the energy around this as I talked to a client about her daughter possibly moving to college away from home. I began to miss my own daughter, who at almost 14, moved to a different country to live with her father and go to school. If you are a mother or have had to let go of someone you love, this poem is for you.

Make a Wish

Deep hues of blue, magenta, and purple Color the dawning horizon I see the first star Decorating the sky Twinkling with pride I make a wish…

I close my eyes And visualize Remembering her scent Tracing my fingers on her bare back Listening to her wise words Reminiscing the journey We shared together As mother and daughter My heart longs for her tonight Wishing to embrace her To connect with, to laugh with, and to mother – The child who has grown her wings And flew into her own discoveries To reveal the woman she is here to birth Paving her own roads, for there will be many Gracing the world with her strength and beauty

As I witness the flowering of this new generation I am reminded that she is a part of my legacy The legacy of the women who came before me Who, in their own way Cleared the path So that we would Pull back the veil For the future To emerge ever strong Ever present Ever flowing She is my daughter I am her mother

Tonight I make a wish May she walk knowing who she is With a twinkle in her eye With a curious and wondering mind With a heart that knows no boundaries And with courage to reach for the stars

By Jackie VanCampen

Host of “Writers Divine Den” on PLV RADIO

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