To Jill at Graduation

 

Today, I saw my daughter grow

A poised young lady she, and yet

Just a child scant years ago

 

That happy girl I came to know

Yesterday was just new born.

Today, I saw my daughter grow

 

Picture pretty dress with ribbon'd bow

Skinned knees from bike fall then

Just a child scant years ago

 

Braces on her teeth, just so

Happy teen with impish grin

Today, I saw my daughter grow

 

Drove herself to Prom, oh no

See her in this ballroom gown

Just a child scant years ago

 

What, I ask myself, is how

Did Grad night come so soon?

Today, I saw my daughter grow

Just a child scant years ago.

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