Both Sides Now

( To my grandson, Ian, upon his graduation from high school )


Your boyish self,

hidden beneath your manly suit,

crisp white shirt and tie,

joyfully burst forth in full 

tie-dye splendor on

your way to greet us

at graduation’s end.

I pray you always make space

for both the boy and the man within.


This entry was posted in poetry.

One comment on “Both Sides Now

  1. Bill says:

    Simply beautiful… and perfect. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

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