The teenage years

The teenage years

All bets are off in the teenage years
You still share your child’s hopes and fears
But they are a child no more –Can you hear that slammed door?
It’s a bumpy ride–Sometimes Jekyll, sometimes Hyde
You love them to bits, you can’t stand them any more
And there again is that slamming door
You glimpse a young woman, you glimpse a young man –Try to catch them if you can
Sometimes it seems they’re a toddler again –Needing to share some of the pain
Do you remember when this was you?
Now you know what your parents went through……

                 Copyright © 2015 Kim Whysall-Hammond

 

Re-blogged from 2015….

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4 thoughts on “The teenage years

  1. My sister has had a few gleeful moments with this. When her daughter has moaned about what her children have done, my sister has said. “Good, you did that to me !” Daughter knows she can’t beat that one. She is like her mother in many ways, and may well say that to her own children.

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