Off You Go

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I gave you wings
So you could fly

Let go of doubt
Just don’t be shy

Shake off your fears
Give them a try

At first you’ll fall
May even cry

But I’ll be there
To wipe your eye

In but a blink
Your tears shall dry

’cause night will pass
The light is nigh

With dreams in tow
You shall go high

The winds of time
Will pass you by

And lift you up
Beyond the sky

– Yousuf Bawany, September 2016

Note: One moment you’re carrying them in your arms, and the next, you’re dropping them off to school on their first day. Children grow up so fast and as much as you want to hold on to them, there’s nothing you can do to stop them from their destiny. This poem is a gift to my children Fatima and Muhammad; they are the light of my life, the twinkle in my eye, and the beat of my heart. To them, I say:

There’s nothing you cannot do or accomplish if you set your mind to it. If you ever need me, you just need to to call; I’ll be there to break your fall and support you in getting your bearing straight. All the best, my little birdies; fly high and let nothing drag you down. The world is your nest now.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

In Flight

In Flight

Sometimes when life gets you down and you think you’ve hit rock bottom, remember that you’ll fly again, as there’s no way but up from there on; time never stays the same and heals all wounds.

In response to this week’s photo challenge.

In Perspective: Angry Birds

Angry Bird

I came across this peacock who wasn’t too happy to be caged and tried biting my camera with his beak every time I came close. A few good shots were all I wanted. Enjoy!

Feathered