~Billy's Graduation~

WordWulf By WordWulf, 21st May 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/11l7c-4h/
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~Writing from my camper~I traveled from California to Colorado last week to witness a rite of passage. My grandson, Billy, graduated with honors from high school. He has been accepted by the School of Mines, a college where young folks work hard to become engineers. Family is tall shadow, full circle.

Billy's Graduation

~the self-realization of youth~
~is awesome to witness~
~especially those close to your heart~
~with many decades behind you~
~they want so much~
~their aspirations reach so far~
~hope is reborn in your ancient spirit~
~determination & will, focused intent~
~bid you believe in & with them~
~they haven’t experienced failure~
~& are odds on~
~damned likely to succeed~
~to stand witness~
~the self-realization of youth~
~is a balm to the ancient heart~
~the hunt is not a killing~
~it is a prayer~

~Tom (WordWulf) Sterner~
~An Other~
~We Smell Good!~
~Magick Fingers of Love~

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Aging, Art, Blogging, Cherokee, Children, Circle, College, Creature, Family, Generations, Graduation, Grandchildren, High School, Love, Lyricist, Melancholy, Memoir, Novels, Philosophy, Poetry, Rites Of Passage, Smile, Success

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author avatar WordWulf
I write novels, poetry, songs,nonsense & lies. Sometimes truth sneaks in when I ain't lookin'.

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author avatar Carol
21st May 2011 (#)

Well done to Billy! This is a lovely poetic tribute to him!

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author avatar Songbird B
21st May 2011 (#)

Congrats to Billy! Great poetic tribute, Wordwulf, I can see how proud you are of your Grandson. Lovely share...

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author avatar Maria Malone
22nd May 2011 (#)

Lovely poem on such a wonderful achievement. Congrats!!

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author avatar WordWulf
22nd May 2011 (#)

Thank-you. He's quite a kid!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
23rd May 2011 (#)

Very beautiful, thanks WordWulf...

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author avatar Retired
31st May 2011 (#)

Congratulations to Billy, and best wishes for his continued success!

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author avatar WordWulf
31st May 2011 (#)

He's a good boy, makes me proud to be a grandfather.

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