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I wrote this poem in 1986 because I couldn't find a high school graduation card that said exactly how I felt about my daughter.

First Times

It seems like only yesterday
I watched you leave for school
For the very first time.

Now it is twelve short years later
And I'm watching a young woman,
Ready to challenge life for the first time.

In a few short weeks
You'll be going off to college
And it will be another first time.

Life is made up of many first times.
The first time you ride a bike,
The first time you fall in love,
The first time you see your baby's face
And the first time you realize your little girl
Has become a young woman
Of whom you can be extremely proud.

I love you and wish for you a life of many exciting first times.
Seize them all and enjoy your future.
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8 Visitor Comments

Good Job! i enjoyed reading it
hi this is ashley mccollum i realy like your poem i fill the same way 4 me to i know how u fill and i love your pome
FIVE *****. wonderful !
your poem expressed exactly what i was trying to say, but just couldn't put into words.
This poem reminds me of my daughter as well. a feeling only a MOTHER can feel.
tears! thats all i can say
BEAUTIFUL said, my thoughts, just wasn't able to put them down in words so beautifuly........ thank you and may GOD Bless YOU
Hi Iam a 15 year old teenager and I love to read about family poems and friendship poems too. I loved your poem a lot because I know how you feel it seems just like yesterday they were in dipers. from your reader Amy Greene

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