Leaving the nest with lessons from the flowers

Stretching and flapping her strong wings
this is the eve of our youngest bird
preparing to fly far from the nest.
Across the country
the hallowed halls of law are ready to take our bird
on her chosen path; her next life steps.

I know that as she embarks on this exciting
unknown journey that our little bird will
take with her the lessons from the flowers.
She will persevere and grow
Silently displaying her inner beauty and strength
She will reach towards the sun, hold fast during storms
and live life fully in bloom.

Fly free little bird. Enjoy, and remember the lessons from the flowers.
©Alexis Rose, Photo by Chloe Si on Unsplash
Thank you for reading my books: If I Could Tell You How It Feels, and Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph      

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33 thoughts on “Leaving the nest with lessons from the flowers

  1. Thank You Drew. ❤️ Yeah, this evening we had her going away dinner. Watching her brother and her hug goodbye…oh man…its a 3 kleenex night. At least we have things like Facetime nowadays. 😊

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  2. A very poignant poem. You have channeled your feelings beautifully about your daughter’s departure from the nest. It’s a bittersweet time in our lives when our children go off on their own for college or career pursuits. I thought of my own children When I read this and teared up. Thank you for sharing this, Alexis. 🧡 💛 💚 💙 you

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  3. Yes, my daughter is leaving for law school at Duke in North Carolina. She is pretty positive she will not be moving back to Minnesota. Her heart is happiest by an ocean. So my bird is flying from the nest. Glad she has her independent wings flapping. Sad to see her go. So many mom feelings.

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