She Steps Out of My Eden

Into my garden,
She was placed in my arms.
It was always my job,
To keep her from harm.
To protect her and teach her,
To show her the way.
To surround her with love,
Keep the monsters at bay.
A bright baby girl,
With a fairy like spirit,
She knew of the world.
But too young to fear it.
She grew in my Eden,
Happy and free,
But she tasted the apple,
And started to see.
I blinked for a moment,
Not really sure when,
But there was a woman,
Where my child had been.
She tugged at the boundries,
Yearned to explore.
To step out of my Eden,
And see what’s in store.
No longer a child,
Who lives in my world.
Almost a woman, with a hint of that girl.
She tasted the fruit that had grown from a seed.
Now her eyes are wide open,
Her spirit is free.
To choose good or bad,
To become what she likes.
To make her mistakes,
To decide what is right.
This, once little girl,
Is searching for freedom.
And so with my blessing,
She steps out of my Eden.

She Steps Out of My Eden

Ami  Wilber-Mosher

Selkirk, United States

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This poem is about my daughter who is grown up much faster than she was supposed to. :) Wasn’t supposed to happen so fast! It’s funny, because i better understand how my mom felt when i was my daughters age and ready to be my own person. I guess life is a teacher no matter what age.

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