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School is here

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BigDaddy300, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. BigDaddy300

    BigDaddy300 multi species angler

    I thought I would share this poem about a little girls first day of school. A warning to you dads whose daughter is going for the first time, it is a bit of a tear jerker:D


    by Victor Buono

    Dear World;

    I bequeath to you today one little girl... in a crispy dress... with two blue eyes... and a happy laugh that ripples all day long... and a flash of light blond hair that bounces in the sun when she runs. I trust you'll treat her well.

    She's slipping out of the backyard of my heart this morning...and skipping off down the street to her first day of school. And never again will she be completely mine. Prim and proud she'll wave her young and independent hand this morning and say "Goodbye" and walk with little lady steps to the schoolhouse.

    Now she'll learn to stand in lines... and wait by the alphabet for her name to be called. She'll learn to tune her ears for the sounds of school-bells... and deadlines... and she'll learn to giggle... and gossip... and look at the ceiling in a disinterested way when the little boy 'cross the aisle sticks out his tongue at her. And, now she'll learn to be jealous. And now she'll learn how it is to feel hurt inside. And now she'll learn how not to cry.

    No longer will she have time to sit on the front porch steps on a summer day and watch an ant scurry across the crack in the sidewalk. Nor will she have time to pop out of bed with the dawn and kiss lilac blooms in the morning dew. No, now she'll worry about those important things... like grades and which dress to wear and whose best friend is whose. And the magic of books and learning will replace the magic of her blocks and dolls. And now she'll find new heroes.

    For five full years now I've been her sage and Santa Claus and pal and playmate and father and friend. Now she'll learn to share her worship with her teachers... which is only right.

    But, no longer will I be the smartest, greatest man in the whole world. Today when that school bell rings for the first time... she'll learn what it means to be a member of the group... with all its privileges and its disadvantages too.

    She'll learn in time that proper young ladies do not laugh out loud... or kiss dogs... or keep frogs in pickle jars in bedrooms... or even watch ants scurry across cracks in sidewalks in the summer.

    Today she'll learn for the first time that all who smile at her are not her friends. And I'll stand on the front porch and watch her start out on the long, lonely journey to becoming a woman.

    So, world, I bequeath to you today one little girl... in a crispy dress... with two blue eyes... and a flash of light blond hair that bounces in the sunlight when she runs.

    I trust you'll treat her well.
  2. misfit

    misfit MOD SQUAD

    that describes my little girl perfectly.
    and as i close my eyes,i can still see her bouncing off that day 35 years ago:)
    she now has her own little girls.three who look just like their mommy,as well as two little boys:)
    my,how time flies.

  3. I'm crying. My girls are now 7 and 9. My son he's 17. He'll grad this year and go off to under water welding academy. I can still see him sitting on the easter bunnies lap at the mall and santa's lap. He use to carry a baby pillow every where he went. I remmeber all the birthday parties, friends, boo boo's bumps and bruses from elarnging to ride bike, skate, etc. Sometimes I just want my little boy back, plus it means I'm getting older.

    I think to watch my girls grow will be even harder b/c school days now are more difficult than in the past.
  4. Lewzer

    Lewzer Powderfinger

    My 2 yo daughter starts preschool next week. Mom will like this.
  5. BrianSipe17

    BrianSipe17 Brilliant!

    My little girl started Kindergarten on Tuesday. The wifey was all teared up when Merena got on the bus.
  6. I didn't think you were that old. Wow. :p

    One of these days I'll have a little one that will walk off on that first day of school and forget that I'm the smartest man in the world. Until then I'll have my wife to remind me that I'm the dumbest one. :D

    Great poem by the way.
  7. misfit

    misfit MOD SQUAD

    neither did i till i tried to crawl out of bed this morning:eek: :p