The Empty Nest
Her curly hair is precious to me,
I’ve counted each freckle that you see.
With every sunset she grows older.
I would like to forever hold her.
Then she goes off to school every day,
And I miss her more than I can say.
Her friends are more important than me.
Whatever happened to family?
Prom is a night I won’t soon forget,
She had on a dress of violet.
Her hair in curls, a smile on her face —
She was truly all beauty and grace.
With honors she was a grad that year,
And hard for me not to shed a tear.
To college she was then gone away —
I knew she’d come back another day.
After four years she finds her true love,
The man she’d always been dreaming of.
Now she was going to be his wife;
Together they would start a new life.
So now my darling has left my nest,
I know that everything’s for the best.
But I’ll always dream of that little girl
With all those freckles and lovely curls!