They birth and hold feed us till contented
Without them we’re helpless our needs undetected
It’s much more than physical what they provide
They instill well-being confidence and pride
The foundation that’s essential to our being
They give us our grounding encourage our seeing
They provide education and finances too
They clothe our bodies give each foot a shoe
If you are lucky their work does not quit
No matter how old you count on their grit
They do not abandon responsibility
Their deep well of giving helps set you free
The cycle reverses at some point in time
When you start caretaking stop your own whine
You start to observe they are slowing down
Their once solid footsteps don’t cover much ground
You start giving back to what you took for granted
The more that you give the more you’re firmly planted
What happens is magic or something like that
As you give to them you get much more back
They’re still giving lessons just by their being
That’s part of the magic of living and seeing
The cycle of life a revolving door
The giving and taking what you came here for
Who parented you and where are you in the cycle?
Have you thought about how much or how little you think you received?
Do you realize that you may have been given great gifts through adversity?
Can you acknowledge that?
Is it time for you to give back?
- Stewart Levine ©
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