OUR SHINING STARS
by Laurie Kolp
I hurt when my children hurt,
I want to cry when they cry.
Sometimes it takes all I've got
to just let things go by.
Take, for instance, this morning-
when a spelling bee occurred.
Katie and Andrew both took part
and neither one did place.
Katie took it gently,
let it roll right off her back.
But Andrew was heart-broken,
his plans for Scripps now smack.
We're so proud they got that far,
and love each one, our shining stars.