Monday, August 29, 2011

Just For Today: First Day, 8/29/11

Dear Holy Friends,
I know it has been a long time since I've posted any poetry. Kind of makes sense to start posting again as Adam starts school again! It also makes sense that today's poem be about the fact that my baby is now a high school student!
In His Grip, Chandra
First Day
He joined us on the porch,
looking so tall.
But entering the school
he looked too small.
He got out of the car
with strength walked inside,
My heart stopped, throat thickened
and softly I cried.
I've done this three times before
beginning the end,
But walking around this house
quiet is not a friend.
It's a bittersweet morning
he starts high school today,
There's only four years left
until he grows away.
~Chandra Lynn Smith, 8/29/11~