Dear Mom and Dad,
How can I explain that I simply can not stay?
There are goals I need to race towards and dreams I must stretch my legs out to reach.
If I stay here I may never find my own way.
How can I explain the feeling I have for this life of mine?
Whenever I attempt to fathom what this existence could be my mind shatters into shards of brightly glowing stars.
But invisible hands, that I can not be rid of here, keep my aspirations in line.
How can I explain that my true self will hide until I am all alone?
I need a solitary and companionless world to sort which of my dreams I grew and which i was bestowed.
Leaving here is the only way I will find myself and learn what I will be when i’m grown.
How can I explain that I love you with all my heart.
You have done more than I ever deserved and been more than I could ever ask for.
But I must give myself a chance away from here to learn who I am and restart.
So, how can I explain that I simply can not stay?
I know you won’t understand and you will think a poor choice has been made,
But trust me when I say goodbye and that I will see you again and it will be a brighter day.
Your Son, Seth Ring