The circle of life.
A child is born.
And the mother’s joy welcomes.
While the father looks on.
The baby grows in the nurturing love.
At least that is the hope and prayer.
Until the child reaches the teenage years.
With laugher, joy, and some tears.
Then the teen becomes an adult.
Like a tree – branches out.
Exploring all that life has to offer.
Until settling down and planting roots.
Life moves forward.
At a quickening pace.
Before you know it.
Middle age sets in.
You begin to wonder.
Where all the time has gone.
Your children have children.
And your parents move on.
Then comes the time.
When you look back.
You are part of the circle of life.
Robert Confiant 10 October 2014