Times moves forward…she stops for no one

perhaps that’s why the wise ones say

we must cherish every minute…

every moment…

of every day.


Perhaps that’s why as parents 

we try to make every moment with our children last

knowing, from experience, childhood is over much too fast.


Knowing once their childhood is over we only have time to blame…

as to why summers and Christmases and holidays 

are never quite the same.


Which is why, I imagine, there isn’t a parent out there

once all their children have grown

who…when they look around their house

and find themselves alone…


would give just about anything 

to bring back one more childhood moment

would love to find a way…

for their children to be children again…

if just for one more day.

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