RoseAnn V. Shawiak

(October 6,1950 / New Jersey)

Oldest Son's Graduation


Sitting high upon the bleachers to get a good view of the made-up
stage.
A castle drawbridge with banners flying above it, the backdrop
for the walkway soon to be walked upon by many outstanding students.
Announcements, Star Spangled Banner, Pledge of Allegiance, and noted
teachers making their speeches.
At last, students standing row by row, single file, waiting for
their names of distinction to be called.
An eternity goes by, then suddenly my son is standing, walking,
waiting to be called onto the imaginary red carpet, as he strides
proudly across the walkway suspended slightly in the air.
Then it happens, they call his name, mispronounce it, but my son
walks without any hesitation or break in stride, to receive his
diploma, his moment in the spotlight.
Tears in my eyes, I quietly clap with dignity for my son, I
couldn't be prouder, my love for him overflowing.
Such a joyous moment in the life of a Mother, there are no words
to express how proud I am of him.
This moment in time reminding me of past moments in his life when
I was proud to be his Mother.
And now, once again, he has touched my life with his achievement
and I can only say, so humbly, how very proud I am, to be his
Mother.

(5/16/96)

Submitted: Friday, November 22, 2013
Edited: Friday, November 22, 2013

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

What do you think this poem is about?



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?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Throughout both my sons lives I have written poetry about them and things they have done - from birth to the present. Put them all in
a book for each of them on their 21st birthdays and gave them to them.
They said it was the best present they ever received. Their lives are forever portrayed in verse.

Comments about this poem (Oldest Son's Graduation by RoseAnn V. Shawiak )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. A doggerel ounce!, Sreeram Vasudevan
  2. THE COME BACK., Terry Collett
  3. The smell that brought back memories, Sneha R.V
  4. About Me, Sreeram Vasudevan
  5. Maturity, RAJESH.C BOSE
  6. Exhausted, Paola Degli Esposti
  7. Emptiness, michael walkerjohn
  8. Invisible Love, Kumarmani Mahakul
  9. When Fishes Flew, Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  10. Restricted And Limited, Lawrence S. Pertillar

Poem of the Day

poet Robert William Service

Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Paul Muldoon

 

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Home And Love, Robert William Service
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  8. Trees, Joyce Kilmer
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]