Mommy, please don't cry for me
I'll be back before you know it.
If I want to scream and cry and fuss,
I promise I won't show it.
Leaving for college is hard, I know.
The emptiness of my room heavy,
But I know you're strong and smart and brave,
and you'll get through this--slow and steady.
Don't look at this as a sadness,
But an opportunity at best,
Because when I return with homework whining
It'll be like I never left!