Empty Nest

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

sunset birdThey warned me that it wouldn’t be too long…
Their wings grow quickly – swift, and sure, and strong.
One day, they simply stretch them out to fly,
And on a gust, they lift up toward the sky.
And just like that, they’ve left a vacant place;
A once-full nest, now filled with empty space;
An untouched bed there, in a too-clean room.
It seems our nests just empty far too soon.
But that’s simply the way it’s meant to be.
God gives them to us long enough that we
Nourish those wings, and teach them how to soar
So when God calls them, they are ready for
A leap into the wild and blue beyond,
Where faith and trust are more than just a song.
They are the winds that lift to heights unknown
Where wings of courage, hope, and grace are grown.
And we look on with joy in what's to come,
As they soar in the watch-care of the Son.
“Train up a child in the way he should go:
and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6 KJV
©Lisa DeVinney, August 2014
[written while driving Tom’s stuff to Kentucky]

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