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Empty Nest Syndrome
by Kathy (Aislin) Bailey

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We bring them into this world
and hold them in our arms
We laugh at all their antics
smile knowingly at their charms.

We glow with parents pride
On their graduation day
We weep at their weddings
Because theyíre being taken away.

Then all of a sudden weíre all alone
And we have lost all our zest
Thatís what happens to those of us
Who suffer from empty nest.

Itís hard to function, itís hard to smile
When the tears fall day to day
When your alone with no one home
And family so far away.

Then the worst time comes, the holidays
When you should be at your best
But thereís no one with whom to celebrate
As you pace the empty nest.

Copyright © Aislin 2002 All Rights Reserved

Never thought the children leaving home would hit me so hard. I spent years convincing myself that it would be a relief when they all moved out. Boy, was I wrong! They have become such good friends, that it hurts to have them so far away....Kathy

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Reviewed by Heather Bricklin (Reader) 1/12/2003
My littlest just turned eleven and already I can feel i
the emptiness creeping up on me! A good honest read, and at least for me an affirmation of what I am doing here at AuthorsDen to build something for myself before they are all gone and I am left with nothing.
Reviewed by Tarin 10/2/2002
you are getting mushy but I still love ya and it is a very good poem.
love ya
your middle little chick.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/27/2002
good poem about a tough subject. i know when i, the last born, left home, my folks cried, and i cried, too, but i cried buckets!! love, your friend, karen lynn. (((HUGS)))
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/26/2002
Wonderful write on the topic Kathy...This is a high hurdle to get over, for moms especially, it's when you learn to fill in the empty places with friends, hobbies and whatever you always wanted to do but never did;-) All the best!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 9/26/2002
Yes they leave an empty place after all that time raising them...
Good write...

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