A Teenager To A Parent

Could it be?
Is it really so?
Are you telling me not to let go?
I have been trying hard
so very very hard
and now your letting me know.

Are you proud?
Am I doing right?
Thank you for letting me know tonight.
I almost stopped.
You don't know how I almost dropped,
but your telling me to keep doing right.

Am I happy?
Oh, but I want to cry.
I thought I saw "proud" in your eye.
I needed it;
Oh, how much I needed it,
And now encouragement has passed me by.

Thank you. I needed it...

Written: 1999