Sunday, January 9, 2011

"So Now You're Getting Married ...."

I was going through a box in my storage area and found some old poems and writings that I thought had been lost forever. I don't even remember writing this one, dated 4-16-99, that evidently was written before my eldest daughter got married. I hope you like it.


So now you're getting married
Your face is all aglow.
I remember the day you were born
And it wasn't so long ago.

You grew up too quickly.
The time has gone too fast.
I wanted you to stay my baby.
I wanted the time to last.

But you're soon to be a bride.
Ready to walk down the aisle.
You'll only be my little girl,
For just a little while.

I see you all grown up now,
Excitement mixed with calm.
I'm so glad you're my daughter,
And more glad that I'm your mom.

Rituals are important. Nowadays it's hip not to be married. I'm not interested in being hip.
------ John Lennon

1 comment:

  1. This poem is making me teary. I'm holding my baby girl as I read this now. She's only months old, but already the time is going by too fast.