Roots And Wiings
You weren't born with instructions, a manual or a guide
We did what we thought best for you with love from deep inside
We soothed your ills and patched 'skinned-up'knees
We pushed you on the swings
We taught you how to ride a bike and wonder at butterfly wings.
We gave you ROOTS like a tree; strong and deep if nourished
We gave you WINGS that you might soar toward your goals and flourish
Along life's road if you hit a bump-we would feel the pain
Then our hearts would swell with pride each time there was a gain.
We gave you dolls and trains and kites