I watch you both
You never see it
I watch the babes grow to children
I watch the children grow to teens
You will not notice it
The changes are small
Until now I coloured the grey
Under hues of bright red
Now I let it come through
Each strand tells a tale
As each wrinkle tells a story
That’s fear the first time you were sick
Hoping that I was doing things right
Until you were better
I was so angry
How DARE you talk back young man!
How DARE you go from obedient child
To rebellious teen!
Those ones here and here?
Those are laugh lines
They are the biggest ones on my face
Stories of hugs and praise
Of cuddles and jokes
I plan to add many more before my time is gone
I plan to see the grey turn to white
As your stories continue to grow
From teens to men
Maybe even from men to fathers
I wear the grey and wrinkles with pride
They are my badges of honor
From me to both of you.
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