a poem, "I Trust You'll Treat Her Well"

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a poem, "I Trust You'll Treat Her Well"

Postby jcollins » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:16 pm

Reason number 15,555,398 to homeschool:

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I Trust You'll Treat Her Well
World, I bequeath to you today one little girl
in a crispy dress.. with two blue eyes...and a happy laugh that ripples all day
long, and a batch of light blonde hair that bounces in the sunlight when she
runs. I Trust You'll Treat Her Well.

She's slipping out of the backyard
of my heart this morning and skipping off down the street to her first day at

And never again will she be completely mine...

Prim and
proud, she'll wave a young and independent hand this morning, and say goodbye
and walk with little-lady steps to the nearby schoolhouse...

Gone will
be the chattering little hoyden who lived only for play, and gone will be the
delightful little gamin who roamed the yard like a proud princess with nary a
care in her little world.

Now, she will learn to stand in lines...and
wait by the alphabet for her name to be called...

She will learn to tune
her little-girl ears for the sound of school bells, and for deadlines...

She will learn to giggle and gossip... and to look at the ceiling in a
disinterested way when the little boy across the aisle sticks out his tongue.

Now she will learn to be jealous...and now she will learn how it is to
feel hurt inside...and now she will learn how not to cry. No longer will she
have time to sit on the front porch steps on a summer day and watch while an ant
scurries across a crack in the sidewalk...

Or will she have time to pop
out of bed with the dawn to kiss lilac blossoms in the morning dew. Now she will
worry about important things...like grades...and what dresses to wear...and
whose best friend is whose. Now she will worry about the little boy who pulls
her hair at recess time... and staying after school...and which little girls
like which little boys...And the magic of books and knowledge will soon take the
place of the magic of her blocks and dolls.

And she'll find her new
heroes. For five full years I've been her sage and Santa Claus...her pal and
playmate...her parent and friend. Now, alas, she'll learn to share her worship
and adoration with her teachers (which is only right).

No longer will
her parents be the smartest, and greatest in the world. Today, when the first
school bell rings, she'll learn how it is to be a member of the group...with all
its privileges, and, of course, its disadvantages, too.

She'll learn in
time that proper young ladies don't laugh out loud...or keep frogs in pickle
jars in bedrooms...or watch ants scurry across the cracks in a summer

Today, she'll begin to learn for the first time that all who
smile at her are not her friends. That "the group" can be a demanding
mistress... and I'll stand on the porch and watch her start out on the long,
long journey to becoming a woman.

LITTLE GIRL in a crispy dress, with two blue eyes, a happy laugh that ripples
all day long, and a batch of light blonde hair that bounces in the sunlight when
she runs.
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Postby toddler20 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:01 pm

This is tremendous. I was imagining the same.

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Postby Blessings4all » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:43 pm

Wow! How true that is.
Many blessings,

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Funny poems about school

Postby Jery » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:27 am

Many people writes funny poems about school in their school life. But you have write about a girl of school. I think it's a different poem of school life but very nice.

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