Wednesday, September 2, 2009


She started school this morning,
And she seemed so very small.
As I walked there beside her
In the Kindergarten hall.

And as she took her place beside
the others in the class,
I realized how all too soon
Those first few years can pass.

Remembering, I saw her as
She first learned how to walk.
The words that we alone made out
When she began to talk.

This little girl so much absorbed
In learning how to write.
It seems as though she must have grown
To girlhood overnight.

My eyes were blurred but hastily
I brushed the tears away
Lest by some word or sign of mine
I spoil her first big day

Oh how I longed to stay with her
And keep her by the hand
To lead her through the places
That she couldn't understand.

And something closely kin to fear
Was mingled with my pride.
I knew she would no longer be
A baby by my side.

But she must have her chance to live,
To work her problems out,
The privilege to grow and learn
What life is all about.

And I must share my little girl
With friends and work and play;
She's not a baby anymore --
She's in Kindergarten today.


Kim said...

She is so dang cute. And kindergarten really? Also your not stupid. Your tuff. I know i am not tuff so i would be stupid to do it haha

Daniel Larsen said...

Awesome poem! Thanks for sharing. It is crazy to think about Clella being there in two years.

Christy said...

Great poem!

Amber said...

ohh that makes me sad!! little Mecka is growing up!!! ohhh :( that poem made me cry, but only one tear the rest I chocked back, b/c I'm at work I guess that's what I get for looking at your blog at work!!

ps. she looked so cute for her first day!

Nikki+Jeremie said...

lace this is such a cute poem and she is so darling thats so crazy shes already in kindergarten! wow!