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JM's challenge Favorite Poem OH NO he is Graduating

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netswan
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0 posted 06-06-2000 06:24 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

Oh No He is Graduating

      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 my
      son when in public you must
      keep your pants on?"

      Gosh, no wonder I can't sleep.

      ~netswan

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Kit McCallum
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1 posted 06-06-2000 06:52 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Wonderful Netswan ... what a favorite poem!  You gave me great giggles and smiles with this one ... quite a picture you painted! I loved it!

Best wishes,
/Kit
netswan
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2 posted 06-06-2000 04:50 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Thanks Kit -- hehe  -- yep, what a funny
favorite poem to choose.
brian madden
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3 posted 06-06-2000 04:54 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

Thanks for the laugh Netswan, I suggest putting a padlock on his belt taht is what my parents did with me....WOH thinking aloud,
ignore the last bit.

While it was a fun poem, I think you summed up the first part beautifully and it is a seperate serious poem in its own right.
loved this poem.



 ------------------------
"I've been too honest with myself I should have lied like everybody else"-Richey Edwards

"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto

"Libraries gave us power
Then work came and made us free
What price now for a shallow piece of dignity"
Nicky Wire, A design for Life.

manic street preachers
"Rock 'n' roll is our epiphany
Culture, alienation, boredom and despair"

"To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."

E.E Cummings.


Janet Marie
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4 posted 06-06-2000 05:28 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

LOL swan..this is fun and great...
you always have fun and enjoy poetry..
and this made me laugh as about 3 boys did this  at my sons graduation LOL
NOT MY GOOD BOY of course
thanks for posting up for the challenge.
jm
netswan
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5 posted 06-06-2000 07:42 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Thanks Brian, what a great compliment.

JM hahah, well can say it wasn't Matt who
did that ----LOL

~netswan
SpitFire
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6 posted 06-06-2000 09:28 PM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~So glad I read this one.  LOL...too funny.  Truly one to treasure for many, many years.  You could show his children this someday. haha.  Take care,..thanks for the laugh. *Peace.
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7 posted 06-07-2000 02:08 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

LOL.....Very cute....Had to much fun with this one  

 It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

tracie66
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8 posted 06-07-2000 03:59 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Dear Netswan you have just given me the best laugh in ages, this was fabulous. I can see why it is a fav now mine too  
Loved the part about the mooning my husband has a tendency to do this everytime he has had too much to drink   not a pretty sight
Thanks heaps for the laughs.
Stand proud mumma.
Tracie~


 Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


Sudhir Iyer
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9 posted 06-07-2000 08:42 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Laugh-a-riot here, netswan, brilliantly penned, wonderfully authored...

Thanks.
regards, sudhir

 Hey you, out there in the cold,
Getting lonely, getting old, can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisle,
With itchy feet and fading smile, can you feel me?
Hey you, don't help them to bury the light.
Don't give in without a fight.
Hey you, out there on your own,
Sitting naked by the phone, would you touch me?
Hey you, with your ear against the wall,
Waiting for someone to call out, would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home....

by Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) - The Wall
Kevin
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10 posted 06-07-2000 08:57 AM       View Profile for Kevin   Email Kevin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kevin

Dont get any ideas in my head now,

I will be graduating in a week =)

}   devilishly smiling*
netswan
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11 posted 06-07-2000 10:56 PM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Spitfire - thanks you are a sweetie
First_Knight - thanks and glad you got a good laugh
Tracie - thanks, hehehe
Sudhir - thank you are always so kind
Kevin -- Congrats on your graduation, PLEASE
         do not get any ideas. LOL and no
         booze -- oh, please they are really
         knocking kids out of the privilege
         to walk that walk if they have booze
         from even the night before.

~netswan
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