My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

May 22, 2010 “Graduation Day”

May 22, 2010   “Graduation Day”

You came to me right out of the blue
When your mother told me we were gonna have you
I was stopped right there in my track

I remember the day when I felt you move
My heart nearly jumped right out of it’s groove
From that moment I’ve never looked back

It was a graduation day

I was there and watched you arrive
My heart had never felt so much alive
When you stole it from me

I heard you say Hello to this world
That tiny voice from my baby girl
The sweetest sounds that could ever be

A graduation day

I watched you grow and I heard you talk
Then one day I saw you walk
Right into my soul, it was a simple thing

Since you took that first step or two
I couldn’t take my eyes off you
You’ve had my heart on a string

Another graduation day

I tried to keep you safe from harm
When you fell that day and broke your arm
I heard it crack

I scooped you up and off we flew
But you had courage enough for two
As you were mended back

Graduation day

Then off to school my little girl
Was there anything you didn’t give a whirl
Nothing you wouldn’t try

Kindergarten right on through eight
You always had too much on your plate
You never failed to fly

One more graduation day

Troubles and triumphs and boys and tears
Now here you are after four long years
About to reach for the skies

In cap and gown you cross the stage
Your life’s book has turned a page
As I wipe the tears from my eyes

Graduation Day

My tiny girl has turned eighteen
The prettiest woman my eyes have seen
And somehow I know she’ll fly

That tiny voice to me will sing
And my heart will stay there on her string
Til the day I die

My graduation day.


3 responses

  1. Dad, this is one of your BEST ever…..I can actually feel you!!! And had to wipe a tear away….You are such a beautiful girl Traci….may the world be kind to you in years to come…..and embrace every wonderful opportunity that comes your way:) I know your Dad is very proud of you!!! oxoxox

    May 22, 2010 at 11:03 pm

  2. Turbo Ghost

    Congratulations to you both on a long journey well done! Now it’s time for a new journey. Good luck!

    May 23, 2010 at 5:02 am

  3. I am never surprised at the depth of your talent because I know it is there….yet, on occasion, you somehow manage to take my breath away! This post was an occasion. Beautifully written…but even more beautiful because I know you mean every word and deeply feel every emotion. ☼☼☼☼☼

    As a seamstress, what I really need to see is the length and cut of Traci’s dress. 🙂

    May 23, 2010 at 7:10 am

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