My Son

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    My Son

    My son
    the oldest son
    is almost done
    with growing up.

    What's up
    with this guy
    growing up
    so soon before my eyes?

    His eyes
    now straight lines
    into my eyes -
    eyes that once looked up.

    Sometimes,
    my eyes still
    see a boy
    in rubber boots with toys.

    Sometimes,
    my eyes miss
    seeing a man
    mixed in with other men.

    First it's,
    "Hurry up and
    grow up!"
    to the boy with his toys.

    Then it's
    "Hold up!" and
    "Wait up!"
    from the fan of this young man.

    What's sad
    for this dad
    wanting bad
    not to see before
    my eyes

    My son
    the oldest son
    almost done
    with growing up.

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    Agape commented on My Son

    01-16-2009

    It is hard holding back the tears as I read these words, as my two boys are also young men....time slips by too quickly!

    Sissy commented on My Son

    11-24-2008

    Really liked this. Sissy

    ivecute77 commented on My Son

    11-24-2008

    i like this one, i too have a son that is growing up way to fast. and wish there was some way to hold on.

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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