Porch Light


They come into our world,

Such tiny beings

Who we love so much.

They grow before us.

Gaining experiences each day,

And each day they see us,

See us there for them,

Always there for them.

Bigger and bigger they get,

From childhood into adolescence,

That time where they may struggle,

Struggle to find their way,

But we are always there for them.

Then comes that day when they leave,

Leave our home

To make a home of their own.

As they leave they know,

They know that we will always be there,

Be there for them,

As there shining for them

When they come back

Will be the signal,

The signal of welcome, and love

As we leave on,

The porch light.

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 12th, 2020 02:14
  • Comment from author about the poem: We are always here for our children (and grandchildren).
  • Category: Reflection
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  • User favorite of this poem: Poetic Dan.


  • dusk arising

    Ya just cant get rid of the buggers can you? LOL

    Joking apart, your words are so very true. And now i dote upon my grandchildren too.

    • Goldfinch60

      Taxi service! Bank of Mum and Dad! We are always wanted!! LOL

      But yes we would not want to lose them in any way.


    • orchidee

      A fine write Gold.

      • Goldfinch60

        Thanks Orchi.


      • Neville

        As Carlsberg would say.. Probably the best feelings in the world... perfectly penned Andy...

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Neville, much appreciated.


        • Saxon Crow

          Hi, A really lovely poem that says it all.

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you for you kind words SC.


        • DeviLove

          I can relate to this somewhat, though I am not a parent. I am a preschool teacher. It is great to teach my kiddos and watch them learn and grow. But when they move up to another classroom, it is always hard to see them go. But its good, because they are growing up and becoming more adult like.

          • Goldfinch60

            Yes it is wonderful to see children grow and learn knowing that you have been part of that learning process.


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