When growing up the child
chafes and quarrels with parental guidance!
All the time resting in the protection and love provided
Never seeing the worry and struggle the grown-ups
endure to provide the shelter for their offspring!
Inside the confines so irksome to the young
is comfort, shelter, food and warmth!
They can not wait until Mom or Dad no longer set the rules!
Yet few years hence!
They look longingly back at what now appears halcyon
when they need not worry
need not struggle to have their needs and wants sated!
Is this the reason we keep asking others to secure our days?