Set her free

Raising kids is never easy. When my kids were little I thought my life would be simplify itself when they were old enough to feed ,bathe, clothe and entertain themselves. Little did I realize that when I did make these mundane decisions for them I also had much more influence over them. I fed them what I thought was healthy,made sure they dressed for the weather and got enough sleep.I knew all their buddies and loved them as my own. That memorable time didn’t last long though. As they grew ,so did their resistance to my opinions. Now that they are teens I know that though they do love me ,they are at their happiest best I when I am not around. They make a lot of decisions on their own and I often left to fret and wonder if they will make the right choices. It is truly hard to let go…….



I prayed to the Father

In anguish one day

My little girl has grown And wants to go her way.”


Her path looks treacherous

With dangerous turns

At times too slippery

How can she walk alone?


How can I let her

On an unknown path?

How will I protect her

If she goes too far?



Will I reach in time

To soothe her pain

Every time she is hurt

On that rocky terrain.


I’ve carved my own way

Smoothened it out

All she needs to do is follow

Never will she fall.”


“My child,”said the Lord

” Know without a doubt

Journey to the Self

Is what the path is all about.


On their path one discovers

Their passions true

Their purpose in life

What they are meant to do.


So no two journeys can be one

Each will have their own

Even a mother and child

Will walk theirs alone.


Her heart will be her guide

Be her beacon of light

Shine brightly on her path

Show her what’s right.


Yes,at times she may wander

Drift to another path

But will be back on her own

When she follows her heart.


She may stumble,trip

And hurt herself

But will soon learn to rise

Without your help.


Every fall that she takes

Will be a lesson learned

She will reach her goal

Leaving no stone unturned.



She will blossom ,grow

Into a being so fine


Strong and kind.


High above in the sky

Will she soar

The rocks on the ground

Will bother her no more.


Know I will watch her

Every step of the way

I will be by her side

Every moment of  the day.


Have faith in me child

Set her free

So she can be as magnificent

As she was destined to be.














  1. Exactly what is going on in my mind, Vidya. Letting our kids go is one of the hardest thing in life… Well written!

  2. This is so lovely, it leaves me speechless! You are a talented poet too! Keep it up!

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