Time quickly seems to pass by,
Her last moments have gone away,
The little sparrows prepare to fly,
A new adventure is on the way,
The mama bird begins to cry,
She cannot bear to see them stray,
As they open their wings and look to the sky,
She sings a song that mirrors the gray,
Then they jump and she can only sigh,
And inside she begins to pray,
That this was not the final goodbye,
And that they will be back some day,
With tales and stories from up so high,
Of life and learning from far far away.
Eliana Glatt, 17, attends Livingston High School and is a member of Nu’s teen board.