Growing Up Poem

In the words of the poet "the years would feel like moments after you had grown." The poem portrays the bittersweet experience of watching ones children grow.

Though You Are Grown

© Cynthia A. Sieving
I remember years ago,
you were so little then.
I can't help but wish,
that you were small again.
I've cried when you've faced heartaches,
and saw, that as you grew,
nothing broke your Spirit,
instead it strengthened you.
I'm filled with mixed emotions,
as I hold back all the tears
and, with much pride remember,
back so many years.
When I first held you in my arms,
if only I'd have known,
the years would feel like moments,
after you had grown.
You aren't a child,
though in my eyes,
I guess you'll always be,
that baby boy who changed my life,
and means the world to me.


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Published: Feb 2006

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  • This poem has really touched my heart, because I had two girls and at the age of 42. God blessed me with my only son and we all love him I am proud to have raised three children being a single mother, with no help from the government.

    Marked Tree Ar Submitted Feb 2012
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  • I have grandsons and watching them grow is a joy. This poem reminded me of when my two daughters were growing up and the feelings I've had.

    Katrina, New Market, Tn. Submitted Feb 2012
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