On the journey of life, we start out
small, sheltered, nourished
Parents care for our physical needs
Our minds begin to develop under
their intellectual probing.
Growing, we become
curious, entertaining, energetic
Bodies still small in stature but
minds rapidly gaining knowledge as
we course down the Avenue of Adolescence.
Further in the course of life, we develop
independence, self-sufficiency, confidence
On down the road we become our own
Ties to home grow thin.
And further still down life's long path
Such is our chart of life
This map is our destiny.