You raised me from a babe
It’s something I don’t know why you would put yourself through
But you did it for me and for that,
I say thank you.
My brothers and I,
Yes, we’re a handful,
But you love us the same
No matter how we cause trouble.
Now as I’m leaving this familiar house
Into a world in a time very abrupt.
I finally know what you meant
When you said you would miss me when I grow up
But that you’d always be there for me
Because the World is pretty rough.
You told me, “Schooling is expensive
But if you want to get anywhere
It’s important to work hard
And really really care.
I know you really like that boy
And trust me, I like him too.
But just be careful.
To the Lord you must remain true.
You’ve been working so hard.
Yes, I’ve seen you.
Doing your best in high school
To be one of those few
Who makes it the top
And keeps pushing on.
Even when it’s hard
And your motivation is long gone.
I know that it’s scary as you move on,
But your faith will help you to continue
To be a light in this world.”
You wrapped me in a hug,
Holding me tight.
You’re my parents after all.
How could I put up a fight?
You tell me you love me,
“But college is pretty hard.
You know you can always call me
When you need a big hug”.
And with that, my dear parents,
Although it saddens me to say,
Goodbye for now,
I’ll see you another day.