there are six of you now,
and I have met you all.
I shall watch as you grow
guided and loved
by parents who dote on you
leading you carefully along life’s paths.
who’ll pick you up when you fall,
catch you when you stumble
care and caress those hurts both inside and out
who will always be there no matter what.
for each of you will test them
throw obstacles to their plans
test their resolve
but always be there for you,
your greatest supporters through thick and thin.