Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Roots and Wings by Denis Waitley


If I had two wishes, I know what they would be
I'd wish for Roots to cling to, and Wings to set me free;

Roots of inner values, like rings within a tree,
and Wings of independence to seek my destiny.


Roots to hold forever to keep me safe and strong,
To let me know you love me, when I've done something wrong;


To show me by example, and helps me learn to choose,
To take those actions every day to win instead of lose.


Just be there when I need you, to tell me it's all right,
To face my fear of falling when I test my wings in  flight;


Don't make my life too easy, it's better if I try,
And fail and get back up myself, so I can learn to fly.


If I had two wishes, and two were all I had,
And they could just be granted, by my Mom and Dad;


I wouldn't ask for money or any store-bought things.
The greatest gifts I'd ask for are simply Roots and Wings.

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