Beautiful Creatures Write a short essay about an animal - maximum 300 words. It can be a beloved pet or a wild animal you admire. The photo you include should be of the animal, or type of animal, you are describing.
Great poem on a parent's pride for his son. He knows his offsprings fame is only local...
He is not known both far and wide
just tops in our neighborhood
But to him, it's as good as it gets. Ordinary folks don't dream of global glory, but of reputation at school, at work, near home. For most, that's the main stage where life is played out, and it's enough.
Oh, I love reading your work. This is quite a tribute to your son and I love it that you are pulling out your poetic works from '69. Hope you continue with that from time to time. I am out of sixes. My regrets. We find solace in the pride of our children, grandchildren, the continuity of life. You have pointed that out remarkably well in this poem and it is wonderful. Best wishes!
Isn't it wonderful to have a son who makes you proud! Your hopes that you had in 1969 were obviously well placed. After all these years, you can bask in the pride and joy of his being tops, not only in the neighborhood, but in life. Thank you for sharing.
1969 graduate? I was a 1971 alumni. I can go out on a limb here and opine your son had you...a loving Dad who lifted him up, took pride in his accomplishments...and to this very day love your successful C.P.A. with a fierce unapol getic Father's heart...just as it should be!--Karenina
A son as accomplished as yours deserves an excellent poem
like the one you've posted here, written fifty years ago.
Excellent mono-rhymes and a fine tribute for your son.
I hope he's seen the poem.
In my opinion, while I applaud another poem from this gifted and prolific writer, this one suggests that a bit more attention is needed to even the rhyme more smoothly in the read. Reading the work aloud several times accomplishes this easily, as this writer is undoubtedly aware, especially since the uneven spots in this poem are rare in his writing...