Arms Wide Open

You keep me safe in your arms,

Holding me close because you love me.

You let go only when I insist,

Knowing that is the best way for a child to learn.

 

I feel your presence in the wind,

In the fur of a puppy,

In the sound of the ocean waves,

In the sensitive whispers of husband and wife.

 

I feel your presence in my thoughts,

In the harboring resentment,

In the afternoon traffic,

In the late night talks about life.

 

You have always been there,

Molding me into superior shape,

In joy and pain,

Because of your love for us.

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