Monday, August 25, 2008

Back to School

Tuesday my grandson (and my daughter's youngest!) heads to kindergarten - so this poem is for his Mom.
Back to School

Somehow the sunlit world is gray
A small boy went to school today.
So often in these last few years
Of healing hurts
And drying tears…
Of picking playthings off the floor…
Of running often to the door,
One thought has been a placid pool.. .
He’ll soon be old enough for school.

He was old enough today,
Yet all the sunlit world is gray.
So soon my rooms grow orderly,
With no small boy to bother me.
But quiet rooms are lonely things
When in their walls no small boy sings.
A quiet yard’s a lonely place,
When it has known a small boy’s face.

Today he joined the world of men.. .
He’ll not be wholly mine again.
Today he braved life’s rise and fall..
Dear Lord, he seems so very small!

Somehow the sunlit world is gray…
My baby went to school today.
-author unknown
My 'baby boy' left for his first day of school almost twenty years ago. This month was another big milestone for him, because he married a lovely young lady on August 22nd! I'll add a picture here, later, if I get a minute.


chigiy at Gardeners Anonymous said...

O.K. go ahead make me cry. That's right I cried. Happy? What a beautiful little poem. Of course I have two boys and they both went back to school yesterday.

Needled Mom said...

Lovely poem. It is so appropriate for the day.

Congratulations on the wedding. It will be fun to see the pictures when you get a chance.

Muum said...

Chigiy- I am just grappling with time. It passes by so fast, and even though I am moving slower, it flies by faster and faster!

Needled mom - will get a pic or two up when I can get my photo shop to cooperate!

thanks for your comments!

Barbara said...

Congratulations on your new daughter-in-law! I can tell you mine is a delightful blessing. (My 2 sons-in-law, as well. Children truly can be a joy and a blessing.

lovely, tear jerking poem

Anonymous said...

This is about your August 2008 "back to school" poem. I was so pleased to see this poem. My daughter's kindergarten teacher in California handed out this poem to all us first time Moms 24 years ago. It took 4 days before I could read this without crying. Today my granddaughter went to kindergarten and I could not find my copy to give to my daughter. Thanks to you, I was able to send this to my daughter.