Fool of A Took – A mother watches her son grow up

by Apr 16, 2004Poetry

It started back when you were three,
A cat came purring at your feet.
With glee you snatched him by his tail;
Small face, sharp claw, the two did meet!

You had to take that extra step,
Why couldn’t you just let it go!
Your curiosity oft’ leads
To danger and to sorrow.

At eight `twas found you loved to climb.
A bird’s nest high above, you spied.
You reached your goal but lost your grip!
Though two bones broke, you barely cried.

You had to take that extra step,
Why couldn’t you just let it go!
Your curiosity oft’ leads
To danger and to sorrow.

Fifteen years, you feel so grown,
Young Pippin wants to be a beau!
From Marigold Chubbs you stole a kiss,
Her slap had left a burning glow.

You had to take that extra step,
Why couldn’t you just let it go!
Your curiosity oft’ leads
To danger and to sorrow.

And now you’re off, still in your tweens,
To far off places, distant lands;
My only son and youngest child,
Your destiny now in your hands.

You had to take that extra step,
Why couldn’t you just let it go!
Your curiosity oft’ leads
To danger and to sorrow.

My dearest child, out on your own.
Though not quite grown, you’ve learned a lot.
Your journey now, you are prepared,
By foolishness your lessons taught.

You had to take that extra step,
I know you couldn’t let it go.
I hope your travels will not lead
To danger or to sorrow.

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