I Watch You Go

I see your eyes, one final glance as you look back at me, and we both know it is time. Although I swore
I would never have to let you go It's a promise I cannot keep. I need to live and you need to grow.
My heart folds back onto itself And I just bend my knees and lower my center To withstand the buffet
of the winds That will blow by me, and through me Without you standing there to shelter me.
The tether is cut, and you are free to fly and I lose an anchor, and my cheeks burn, from the icy wind
and the few tears that sneak past the wall That I am leaning on so that I can stand and watch you go.
And someday soon I think I will find a haven Where I can cry the tears And let the salt water cleanse
the wounds So they can begin to heal But now is not the time.
One hand raised I salute you With a wave of good-bye Wishing you all the blessings of this earth And
when we meet again it won't be the same But we will always know

How much we loved and trusted and shared Victories, losses, adventures and just the passage of time.
Look back no more Eyes to the future And I will just stand here and watch you go.
Susannah Thompson

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