Off (or Back) to College – ‘Tis the Season

Back to School!

Well, it’s back to school time.  All over the country, our students are preparing for another school year.  It’s an exciting, scary, exhilarating and expensive time.  Yet, these young people are the finest and best hope for a nation so in need of hope.  We need to be there for them, and our nation needs to be there for them.  ‘Nuff said.  And thank you to the professors, administrators, office and maintenance staffs at all of our colleges and universities for helping to make the educational experiences and campuses the best they can be for these young people. I am re-running a poem that I first put up last fall, dedicated to our students.

For You, Our Child
You are the child of our love
and the vision in our dreams.
You are curious, strong and beautiful,
and filled with such potential.
We long to see you when we are old;
to know the places you have seen;
to know the wisdom you have known;
to see the changes life has made in you,
and the changes you have made
in a world in need
of so much change.
We have no words of wisdom,
for those must come from you.
But have a dream and have a mission,
and speak to yourself, often and calm,
and trust in the words you say to yourself
in quiet reflection, and let them inspire
your passion, your strength,
your wisdom, your fire.
We love you now and always will,
and we pray there are moments,
when you are still,
that we come to you in your mind
and comfort you and slow your hurried ways.
And we wish someday
you will come to us
when we are old
and tell us great things
you have done,
and tell us the memories
you have made
that will comfort you in the quiet moments
of your later days,  as we find comfort and pride
in thoughts and memories of you.

(Copyright Daniel Mark Extrom 2009-2011)

Note: this poem is not presently etched or printed, but we can do so if you’d like to have it as a gift item.  Send an email and we can discuss it. Thank You.  And study hard and best wishes to our students.

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