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The Kiss

My little boy is just growing up and now I hope that he turns into the man I tried to raise him to be

By Roxanne Acosta
Published on LatinoLA: February 12, 2007


The Kiss


I didn't think the day would come. I guess I never really thought about it.

Every day as I we parted I got the kiss. Always on my left cheek, without hesitation.

And though I love every one of them, I'm sure I took it for granted. And every night before we drifted off into our slumber, I got the kiss. Which ever cheek was closest, without hesitation.

And though I'm sure I took it for granted, I love every one of them. Never did I imagine the day those kisses would stop.

Or maybe I just didn't want it to come.

Today was that day.

At first I was surprised and then the hurt settled in. And he smiled and walked away. Across the street he went into the gates, and over to where his friends were waiting. He had to know I was shocked, that it bothered me. He had to know that the day the kisses stopped, I would wonder what I did wrong.

But I as I drove away, with tears in my eyes... yes there were tears in my eyes... I told myself, that my little boy is just growing up and now I hope that he turns into the man I tried to raise him to be.

About Roxanne Acosta:
Live, Love and Laugh out Loud. My son just turned 13 and though I knew some things would change, this one's a tuff one to swallow.
roxzy1969@yahoo.com
www.myspace.com/latinaexpression




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