Mother Vessel - sculpture piece
Mother Vessel, carrying one’s children
Through life until they are
Old enough to leave.
If they leave too early, it rocks
The boat for everyone, and upsets the
If they don’t leave when it’s time,
Then they overwhelm the boat
And again, upset the balance.
Carrying one’s children
Into and on through life
When they are young.
Showing them the beauties
And pitfalls in life, from the safety of the Mother Vessel.
They can have their little sorties
Out into the shallows,
With their mother near at hand,
But really, it’s better
That they don’t leave until they are ready.