Wings

I have this picture of myself
In just a couple years
I’m confident in everything
I’ve conquered all my fears

I don’t think I’ll need anyone
To show me what to do
I’ll do more than just get by
I mostly won’t need you

I cannot wait a thousand years
While life runs swiftly by
I need to stretch my own two wings
Be brave enough to fly

I appreciate your strength
How you’d catch me when I fall
But I’ve got to do this by myself
Or I’ll never learn at all.

November 2007