A Place in the World


  • Mandi
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A Place in the World

She sat down in the driver's seat,

turned on the key, starting the car.

There was much to say

It might take a while , but....

they didn't have to go that far.

She closed her eyes a moment or two

just to gather her thought.

She smiled a few sad smiles,

she knew the words to say.

Her face seemed very grim, as it ought.

Clutching him close she whispered

"Today, I will be leaving you.

I know this hurts your heart

and makes you feel rather blue.

The time has come for you

to go out on your own.

I have tried to teach you what to do

now that you are grown."

She stopped walking and let go of his hand

He began to cry.

She turned and  walked away,

"Try to be a big guy." 

Looking around with tears in hes eyes,

spied a boy with a familar face,

Joining him in the Kindrgarten line,

he knew he had found his place.


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winterkou commented on A Place in the World


Nice write. Everybody longs to find there place in this life, in the mix of this crazy world.

Milkman commented on A Place in the World


this took a very sweet turn at the end, so unexpected, loved it (I really thought this was going in an entirely different direction)

Helios commented on A Place in the World


Beautiful...simply beautiful. There is nothing more powerful in humanity that a mother's love. I can barely remember the first time I went to school, but there are flashes of crying and my mother waving good-bye sometimes. I am sorry it took me so long to response to your message, but semester finals do not wait. I do not believe there are many [if any] errors to be edited. Since your poem is a touching work of self-expression, I do not think it needs any dramatic chances. If you ever need anything, I am available for two weeks [Winter Break].



Thank you I reapect your opinion.

nonners commented on A Place in the World


awwww very sweet poem. i remember those days. great job mandi!!!!



Nonners, you always say such nice things.

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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