.

Alone

Opening Day of School Poem

It's so quiet here

No tears, laughter, shouting or singing

Just some dishes in the sink

And dirty clothes on the floor.

 

J-Man started kindergarten today

I wonder how he'll do

Chaz-bo's in second grade

Ready for new challenges.

 

I'm doing fine, though

Thanks so much for asking

No wait, you didn't

Neither does anyone else.

 

Dads are made to be strong, stoic

Kick 'em out the door

But the countdown's ticking in my brain

Til I see them back at home.

 

The wife's with neighbors, friends

Mourning end of summer, loss of youth

I'm here all alone

Where's my support group?

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mike abbott August 22, 2012 at 08:42 PM
That's what you get for working from home!
Carolyn Farr Smith August 22, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Chris, that's a good question! No one has ever asked dad what he thinks! Thanks for sharing with us!

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