We’ve given you wings so fly you must

Leave the nest or bust

But please not like a swallow

Otherwise in self-pity I’ll wallow

As our winters are simply too long & cold

For me to have to wait till summer, you to hold


I love you all so dearly

Sometimes for tears I can’t see clearly

But what I do know & what me does not bug

Is my daily chat with you & the warm hug

Long may it last & we not have to recall

Rather stay at home & don’t leave at all!