|"Safe & Snug...Limits Clearly Established!"|
Acceptance is the rule,
Cradled in Mother's arms.
Her hands a protective shield.
Playing area marked off,
Young eyes recognize a world beyond,
Yet relish the safety within.
Soon the agreed upon line questioned
Confinement becomes an issue.
Longing to hit the ball of life hard and
Sail far beyond the chain-link fence.
Out of bounds at last, attempting to
Secure the impossible dream.
Stretching, sometimes breaking the old
Established parameters of security.
Exasperation kicks in
As confidence grows.
Do the rules of yesterday
Apply to what we know today?
"Pursuit of Happiness" the goal,
"All is Fair in Love and War".
Rebellion and our "destiny" battle
For a foothold in this journey we call "Life".
Expectations diminish and weariness sets in,
Or is it acceptance and understanding?
With one's limitations illuminated,
Tolerance raises its wise old head.
by Margaret Bednar