Picture By: Luke Brugger
Where you learned to walk
And how to talk,
A space to call your own.
Then years passed
And something changed
Your life was rearranged.
You thought your mistakes made you an outcast.
But home is still home.
It’s not a perfect place,
But a permanent space
Where no matter what, you’ll never be alone.
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Slip into photographs,
Where you look in amazement
And have to laugh.
Her first day at school –
When you didn’t want to let her go.
When she learned how to swim in the pool,
And you asked:
why does she have to grow?
That time when she lost her first tooth,
When she danced on her daddy’s toes,
How could you forget the truth?
She’ll always be your baby girl
In precious moments
That slip into memories.
Picture By: Thomas Brault
We built her up floor by floor –
Until she became a building,
Standing on her own, ready to walk out the door.
There was so much living.
Years ago, she was younger:
Inexperienced and growing.
He and I – we watched her in wonder.
There were so many memories.
Now she’s tall on her own,
We finally found she’s been grown
Picture Taken By: Vo Minh Thong
Father, don’t you understand?
I’ve got to leave.
My dreams call me to a different land,
I’ll be alright, just believe.
We all have to grow up, see?
You did it first, and now it’s me.
Papa, I’ll make you proud.
And your sorrow will pass like a cloud and
One day I’ll be back to you,
If only you’ll believe.
Their job is to fly on swings
And firefly wings.
They have no purpose crying,
Children should read Madeline
And be full of adrenaline.
They have no purpose fighting battles
Or climbing hurdles.
They deserve children’s play
And dreams all day.
They deserve life’s fairytale untainted
Till the last.
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We used to make wishes when we were children.
We had hope beyond everything that was ruined.
A dead flower, fading and dying
It made us keep trying.
See – if a dying flower
Could bring other dandelions to life, to power:
Then it could make our wishes
Come true, even if they were a little ambitious.
I saw them on the hill.
They shook their fingers through my hair,
And put a look of awe on my face and they blew out the candle on the sill.
I watched the child who thought it wasn’t fair
That rain, wind and thunder could ruin his day.
Yet, all I could do was smile.
This thunder storm got me feeling this way.
I walked mile by mile
In this rain
And took pictures of my footprints in the muddy road.
Some might think it such a pain
To walk in this weather. But to me – it’s like a code:
It calls me.
The clouds swirled
In the sky and I ran out to meet them, there on the hill.
Because this feeling – it was love.