FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
First Day of School
This morning, I softly opened your door
Reluctant to rouse you from sleep
Your blonde hair all tousled from a little boy's dream
And your body curled up in a heap.
For a stolen moment standing there at your door
My mind reached back into time
To a little blue bundle cuddled in my arms
And gentle hints of a nursery rhyme.
Was it not a mere yesterday
That you were learning how to walk
And I know that it was just yesterday
We were teaching you to talk.
But somehow, I managed to waken you
To your breakfast waiting there
I dressed you in your finest clothes
And I carefully combed your hair.
Oh little boy, I love you so
And I felt like such a fool
To be so hesitant to let you go
On your very first day of school.
The above photo is one my son when he was quite small.
Doug turned 34 years old in May 2016. He graduated from
college and received his Bachelors Degree Science in Psychology
in 2006. The poem is one I wrote about his first day of kindergarten
back in 1987. My, how quickly time does fly!
Where did the years go?
Music "Turn Around"