Chubby infant - loving, trusting,

Centre of her universe.

Mama is life and sustenance.

Trusting toddler learning borders,

Daring much yet knowing that

Mommy is there, to run back to.

Knowing youngster stretching forth now

One foot home, the other out

Trusting Mom is there to catch her.

Insecure the adolescent

Aware of much yet testing more

Needs her mother, won't admit it.

Young woman, rejecting all now -

Remember your parent here.

I am always for you, daughter

But it seems

You have outgrown my arms.

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