Empty nest

Children who leave home and go far,

To chase dreams in lands afar,

Leaving behind the familiar,

To tread paths unknown, singular.

Their eyes bright with ambition,

Their hearts filled with determination,

They seek new experiences and knowledge,

With hopes to build a brighter future image.

Their parents’ hearts ache with pride and fear,

As they watch their offspring disappear,

Into the world, so vast and wide,

Their dreams and hopes right by their side.

But distance can never diminish,

The love and bond that they cherish,

As they keep in touch through technology,

Their hearts forever bound by love’s chemistry.

For children who leave home and go,

The journey is tough, but they grow,

May their paths be filled with light,

And their futures shine ever so bright.


Published by Anita Vij

A caring mother of 2. A loving wife. An aspiring individual who wishes to share her life-long learnings with the rest of the world.

13 thoughts on “Empty nest

  1. Sometimes children have to leave their homes for a better future. My sister is Munich, Germany. She visits Pakistan regularly. She attends weddings whenever she finds time. She misses her parents a lot. She took mom with her in January. Now dad has joined her too.

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  2. Awesome lines. All these are real in our life. We were children once upon a time. Left home for getting established in life through college/university and finally jobs.
    Now similar is the case for our children too. They are away from us for their lively hoods.
    This is the reality. At least now in modern days of advanced technology, we can communicate with our children on mobile with video option.
    In those days, we were dependent on our letters from both sides.
    Happy to read your lines after a long time.
    Take care.

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    1. Namaste Arun Ji, sorry for the late reply as I don’t get much time here.
      This is a reality in my life. Both my sons are far from me and I feel this very strongly sometimes in India. I know that technology has helped us a lot in many ways but still, we can feel the vacuum it left in our homes.
      Thank you so much for your comments and views.

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      1. Namaste Anita Ji,
        The lines you have shared reflect the theme of “role reversal,” where the roles of a parent and child are reversed over time.
        This is common for us when we have grown our children up to a certain level when they can manage their own.
        In this period, parents like us, reflects on their memories of when their son or daughter was small and relied on them for support and guidance. However, as their son(s) / daughter(s) has grown into a capable adult, the roles have reversed, and finds themselves in a position where their adult child is taking care of them. Your poem conveys a sense of nostalgia for the past and appreciation for the present. This shows that that the bond between a parent and child is a dynamic one that evolves over time, but the love and support remain constant.
        Beautiful writeup.
        We must recognize the joy and pride that comes with seeing our child grow into a responsible and caring adult.
        Take care of yourself.

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