Independence Day

First she’s feeding
then she’s talking
and she’s walking
on her own.

Next she’s reading
then she’s writing
and delighting
on her own.

Soon she’s riding
then she’s driving
and just thriving
on her own.

Now she’s gliding
and she’s glowing –
off she’s going
on her own.


©2010 Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz