I tossed you in my arms.
Just yesterday you smiled.
Your baby smile.
And all the world was wonderful
And all the world was new
Just yesterday you smiled with pride,
When you first caught the ball,
And won a ribbon in a race…
did up your own shoelace…
And you looked up, not down, on me.
Just yesterday you grew so strong, so tall,
And I looked up with pride.
and you still told me “things”,
And talked and laughed,
And let your hair grow long.
Just yesterday you called,
And though you were now quite “grown up”
You needed lifts back home,
And I never minded.
I loved that you still needed me,
And shared your stories.
Just loving being with you,
In the background.
Just yesterday you played your “tunes”,
And put on your outlandish shoes,
And found the perfect “fit”,
And became a man…
Just yesterday you told me you were moving out,
And I was so excited for you.
For what young man does not,
Long for freedom?
And tomorrow I will smile,
And hug you close,
And ruffle up your unkempt hair.
This one last time.
And though I know that you’ll be back,
It can never be the same (not quite the same) (not nearly the same).
Tomorrow I will say goodbye my boy.
For today you are packing away,
And yesterday my heart broke.