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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Reflections on My Daughter Graduating


She sat among them-the mothers she had known for years. She had seen them at school events, awards ceremonies, field trips, parties since her daughter had started school, over twelve years ago now.  She glanced over their faces, as familiar to her as her own, and smiled as she thought, “Damn, I hate these bitches.” 


14 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Well gosh. Want to hit this pillow?

Jim said...

Nice thing, Lola, is that it is all coming to and end with graduation. All the moms go their own way after that.
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Vandana Sharma said...

Funny take!

Vandana Sharma said...

Funny take!

Ella said...

Ha,ha,ha-I wonder if I will chant this when I go to my daughter's graduation-next Saturday! I will think of you ;D

Helen said...

Mouse! Not sure I believe you ... Sure did enjoy your 55!

Susan said...

I can see you were tame for your daughter's sake! Lucky Girl. Congratulations.

grapeling said...

ha!!! awesome ~

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

nice surprising rant. congrats to your daughter

hedgewitch said...

Ha! I have a feeling that would be my reaction, too, what with my great love for humanity and all. This sets the scene, makes the point and skewers it, LM. Thanks for playing 55 with us.

Björn Rudberg said...

What a great reason to celebrate... free of those bitches at last.. great piece.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Haha! I can relate. There is a lot one can let go when one's child finally graduates!

Pat Tillett said...

That was great! I think a lot more parents feel that way, than will admit to it.

Margaret said...

Ha ha ha. Yes, I have three "promotions" to attend this week - lots of volunteering in the classrooms. I can relate - I have one other thing to contend with - I am often the oldest mom there - especially in the Kindergarten classroom! (gonna be 50 next year)