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A month together we did have
T'was summer, school vacations, simply fab !I didn’t realize time fly past
That one month, very long, did not last.
Finally dawned today morningThe start of a new school year for the Nutty Sibs, it did bring
There were up and out of bed very earlyOf “unnnhhhh can we sleep some more ?”, there was no plea
A new beginning for them both, todayA graduation of sorts, shall we say
Macadamia starts Senior School today
And Pecan in Middle School, starts his foray.
I sit here right now, the house all quiet and silentThe usual ruckus that the Nutty Sibs usually make, is totally absent
During the holidays the house, with noise, was filledas our conversations, laughs and arguments shrilled and spilled
Funny, now that I think of it in wonderI’d rather prefer the house, audibly torn asunder
This silence and quiet, I realize with dismayThis “peace” is so not fun. Nay !
As the beginning of their school year, it did bring“What am I going to do all alone ?” I wondered
“You will have time to do your own stuff” a little voice inside me answered
That simply was not to beFor, to my spirit, they are indeed the keys
I’ll say it out loud here, despite the grins I’ll need to faceonce both of them, in the noon, get back to home base.
“I miss them, I miss them, I miss them crazyTheir presence, their fights, their laughter and all that’s itsy bitsy”
Came back to me a while ago, as the muffin batter, I stirredNo voices piped up “are the muffins done yet ?”
As the temperature on the oven, I once again set.
I shall wait for the afternoon, when the Nutty Sibs get backI shall wait for the afternoon when the house floods with noises
That noise, the little talks, the fights, they’re a root part of my lifeWithout all that noise, things actually seem rather strife.
I realize now that the tables have turnedAnother one of life’s lessons, I just learned
Parents hold their children’s hands, when they’re little, for a while,But their hearts they hold forever, as life progresses, mile after mile.