The song we listened to was Sarah McLachlan's Answer. Here is what I wrote.
On the eve of your departure I am afraid.
Afraid of what you will experience once you walk out of the door.
Will you have your heart broken?
Will you succeed?
Has all the preparation been enough?
I want to protect you and shelter you from the storms that are sure to come.
But you must take these steps alone.
Just know I am here, I remain here solid as stone.
A phone call, a text, an instant message away.
My anguish, fear and trepidation are for me to bear.
As you remain jovial, excited and you tell me – prepared.
It seems like just yesterday you were nestled in my arms.
But tomorrow you will enter the gates laced in ivy ever closer to becoming a man.
I know you are probably thinking that my son looks awfully young for college. HE IS A GENIUS! Actually, he is very bright but not quite ready for college. The song truly inspired the poem and thankfully that time is a long ways off.
I really enjoyed participating in Prompt Tuesday, perhaps next week you will join in on the fun.