Untitled Poem by Adrienne Faulkner


when I was little

I felt safe

walking behind you

my child’s legs unsure

of each step I took

on my journey.


You were my guide,

my comfort,

my protection.


But, now I am tall,

my legs longer,

and I struggle

to fit in

behind you.


I look over your shoulder,

curious and excited

about the world

I see ahead of me.



it is time

for us to part,

you on your journey

and me on mine.


Please don’t worry.

I’ll be fine.

I’m wearing a coat

of all you’ve taught me.


Wish me well,

and watch me fly.


Thank you, Mom.

With all my love.

Author: Valerie Serrano

I'm a writing teacher, writer, editor, self-publishing coach -- a one-woman operation called Let’s Write! I love children, and pray they are spared the worst of what's going on in this world today. "Truth" is my middle name (though it can get me into trouble!) And I always pray to be nothing but truthful in whatever I write, even if it's fiction. I can be a perfectionist when it comes to writing, editing, and book designing; and I enjoy taking the time to be conscientious about getting things just right, while still staying relaxed enough to remember we humans all make mistakes (the best way I learn, it seems!). Praise God through our Lord Jesus Christ (the only real Truth), and may He bless you and your family. Thanks for visiting my site! Valerie Serrano

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