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Oh, No, He is Graduating

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netswan
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0 posted 04-15-2000 02:45 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

'Tis early morn
I've been up all night
today is special
my heart is tight

I've been blessed
with three sons
today my middle one
class clown - child
of my heart -always
has a job but loves to
play - today he graduates

I can't sleep
my mind is filled
with caps and gowns
and parents standing
all around
smiles, cameras pride
in their sons and daughters
and I will hope to be hoisted
upon the shoulder of the
tallest man in the crowd so
I can see my son
as he stands there proud

graduation day
my pride, my joy,
no longer a little boy
my young man as he
imperiously knows he's
"all that"

as he reaches for
his well deserved
diploma, a symbol
a sign that all will
be well - tears of
joy shall wash my face
And, I will point out
to all - "That's my boy!"

I have done my best
to raise him well
but in some areas
I have really failed
I can see him now
my grown up imp

A large grin pasted
across his face and I
have this dreadful
feeling he will throw back
his gown, drop his drawers
and "moon" the crowd

The tall man holding me
will laugh so hard he will
drop me right to the ground
and people will stare then
finally giggle or stand in
silent shock, and say,
"Oh, well it probably
runs in the family."

And, I will pick myself up
and with a very stern face
straighten my dress that flipped up
then with grave dignity I will
answer back, "How many
times have I told you Matthew
John  when in public you must
keep your pants on?"

Gosh, no wonder I can't sleep.

Teresa King  -)

© Copyright 2000 Teresa King - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 04-15-2000 09:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Congratulations, Teresa! You must be so proud! This brought back some memories!

Denise
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2 posted 04-16-2000 12:16 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

roflmao....that is funny....great poem

Jeffrey
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3 posted 04-18-2000 06:08 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Know what ya mean...I've had three sons that graduated...a very special day in this life.  James
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4 posted 04-21-2000 04:20 PM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

What a delightful poem,netswan ....
And Congratulations .....
Still smiling here, with memories ...
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