Your children grow from you apart
Why? How come? It doesn't matter!
And yet it should rejoice your heart
To see how glad they are
In school and sport, in work and play,
and last, when the wedding bells chime in
How others claim with joy to-day
The lips you used to kiss
Your children afar and afar will live
And you won't even wonder why-that's how's life
The lips of loving will be dumb,
The trust you used to know
will in another's heart repose,
Another's voice will cheer....
And you will fondle baby clothes
and will listen to your tears
But though you are close and
at the same time lost to view
How you will see a little ghost
who ran to cling to you!
Yet maybe children's children will
Caress you with a smile...
Grandmother love will bless you still,-
For a little while