Once upon a time
parents, families, friends
stood on a windy pier
said tearful good-byes
held each other close
and then watched as their loved one
climbed aboard a ship and
sailed away.

From that day on
they knew only that
the adventurers would be
out there
in a New World
making a new life
for themselves.
And that knowledge
had to be enough.

Most of them called it

1 comment:

lyn. said...

I love this, Annie!! It has so many different applications, depending on who is reading it, and in what circumstances...