Monday, 24 June 2013

   Poem Of the Week

When I am born, you are here 
In your eye, I see a tear 
Time flies and already I'm two 
"Look, daddy, I can tie my shoe!" 

Before you know it, I'm five 
Every day, you thank God I'm alive 
Pretty soon, I turn eight 
You tell me I'm never allowed to date 

I'm already twelve in my preteen years 
Which means you'll help me with all my new fears 
Now fourteen with my permit to drive 
Waiting to hit the big one-five 

Too early comes sixteen, with my license now 
It went by too fast, you just ask how 

You want to meet my boyfriend when I'm eighteen 
I pray to god that you're not too mean 
The same guy two years later asks for my hand 
I'm relieved when you say, that's just grand 

About a year later, you walk me down the aisle 
Through all the tears, you bare a smile 
Three years later, you're gonna be a grandfather 
You show love and pride for your new granddaughter 

Another year down the road 
Mom dies, oh the many tears that flowed 
You're not doing so well without her 
Less than a year later, you forgot all about her 

Alzheimer's sets in and it scares me so 
Not long after, you decide to go 
Now I'm regretting not saying goodbye 
Every time I think about it, I start to cry 

The cycle has begun again 
It has started over with little Megan 
The other day, she turned two 
And said, "Look, daddy, I can tie my shoe!"

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