Early stages of nurture, nature commence

Embracing their vulnerability

The warmth of parental care

Expansion and development

Protection from within

Safety of the uterus, comfort living

Nutritional supply through the umbilical cord

Where life has begun

There are herbivores ready to run

Gestures of giraffes

Leaping deer

We can but revere

Kangaroo offspring, resting pouch

The young will latch

Preparation for a time beyond

Bonding baboons, close knit group

Enveloped in parental care

Weaned through time, skills combine

Destined to change made to adapt

Camouflaged cheetah cubs

Lion’s thick mane

No longer the same

Daring displays of dominant males

Attainment of adulthood, meet lioness

Echoes of elephants, trumpeting trunks

Whistling whales, swim in song

Advancement in accord, accrued stage

Ripened age 


Written by Geraldine Taylor ©