Jim Milks

Rookie (2/7/1966 / Boston)

Daddy I don’t need any help


Dropping my daughter off
for her first day of school,
I hold out my hand to aid her.
“Daddy I don’t need any help
because I am now a First Grader”

I stand by the door and hover.
A soft smile upon my lips thinking
about all that you will soon discover

Into the academic world I send her
A hug and a kiss for luck
And to the teacher she goes

And by a single thought I am struck
that my little girl is growing up
“Daddy I don’t need any help,
because now I am a First Grader”
JPM 9/4/07 – 9/5/07

Submitted: Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Daddy I don’t need any help by Jim Milks )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. I, Too, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

poet Richard Lovelace

Tell me not (Sweet) I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly.

True, a new mistress now I chase,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. In a Gallery of Birds, Salvatore Ala
  2. Passenger, Georgina WilksWiffen
  3. I Raise A Toast To The Rising Sun, Rajesh Thankappan
  4. I Am An Indian English Poetess, You Call.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  5. A Month of Happiness, Robert Bly
  6. My Garden At Night, Alexander Johnson
  7. You're Magic, Michael McParland
  8. Why Not Stand Up?, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. Why Not Stand Up, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. Unruly Wind, Ozgur Ircan
[Hata Bildir]