The empty Nest

18 years I’ve lived with my daughter.
I enjoy every moment.
We did have tear and laughter.
I remember everywhere we went.
She has grown up now.
She is ready to fly.
She always makes me proud.
But this thought also makes me cry.
She is now off to the university.
She said that she is fine.
She went to UC Berkeley.
She also asked me to smile.
I’ve known the word ‘the empty nest’ for years.
But I don’t really understand.
Now it becomes very clear.
It’s hard but I’ll do the best I can.
You have more experiences than me.
Can you please tell me what to do?
I just hang on with good memories,
Can you advise me how to get through?


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