Friday, August 26, 2011

My Baby Went To School Today

Somehow, the sunlit world is grey

A small girl went to school today

So often in these few years

Of healing hurts and mending tears

Of picking playthings off the floor

Or running often to the door

To see if she was safe at play

The awfull fear that she might stray

On eager, fearless baby feet

Into the crowded city street.

One thought has been a placid pool.

She'll soon be old enough for school.

And she was old enough today

Yet all the sunlit world is grey

So soon my rooms grow orderly

With no small girl to bother me.

But quiet rooms are lonely things

When in their walls no small girl sings

A quiet yard's a lonely place

When it has known a small girl's face

Today she joined the world of women

She'll not be wholly mine again

Today she braved life's rise and fall

Dear Lord she seems so very small.

Somehow the sunlit world seems grey

My baby went to school today.


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