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Raising Strong Daughters

Love: Eclipsed for a Time

By Judey Kalchik Published 28 days ago 1 min read

Each day you are growing, becoming more assured, no more the

Child you once were. No more needing me to guide your way.

Longingly, I watch from afar, proud and wistful,

Imagining the moment you'll turn and hold out your hand to me.

Perhaps? You'll need me at least once more to praise, guide, celebrate?

Surely our time revolving through space, moon and planet together, is still possible.

Eventually, we'll gravitate back together and dance across the sun again with me grateful to be in the shadow.

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Judey Kalchik

It's my time to find and use my voice.

Poetry, short stories, memories, and a lot of things I think and wish I'd known a long time ago.

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Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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  • Babs Iverson27 days ago

    You included my favorite word, "dance." Loved it!!!💕❤️❤️

  • Novel Allen28 days ago

    They grow up so fast. Embrace them while you can, little adults not knowing what flying solo brings.

  • Mariann Carroll28 days ago

    Beautiful 💗

  • Shirley Belk28 days ago

    What an amazing and beautiful capture of mother's lifelong love

  • This was so emotional! Loved your Acrostic!

  • Kenny Penn28 days ago

    Loved this poem Judey, made me tear up though. Reminds me we have to treasure each moment we can with our children

  • Christy Munson28 days ago

    Your poem feels at once forward-looking and nostalgic. There's a haunting melancholy that your characters don't dwell on but rather prepared themselves to overcome. Love it.

  • Dana Crandell28 days ago

    Beautifully sentimental.

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