My nephew Greg is graduating from college tomorrow and I wrote a poem for the occasion. I wish I could be there in person. I love you more than you will ever know.
Thru Auntie’s Eyes
(For Greg on his College Graduation)
You came into this world too soon
Even as a baby you sang a different tune
You see, I have nephews, but none quite like you
Any You & I bonded over silly things we liked to do
You loved cartoons and so did I
I remember when “The Little Mermaid” made us cry
But that sorrow never lasted too long
As soon as the movie was over
We danced and sang our song… UNDER THE SEA.
Your beautiful smile lights up the room
Whenever you’re around there can never be gloom
Because your laugh is infectious and makes me start
Only a nephew like you could melt my heart
Many said your head was in the clouds
They wanted you to stay in school to make them proud
You had the guts to leave to discover who you were
Then went back once you were sure
I’m happy to say, you found your way… A MAN WAS BORN.
An amazing brother, loyal friend and great son
No longer my little Greg, look what you’ve become
A strong, powerful man who lives his life aloud
One in a billion, you can never be lost in a crowd
The “Three Bs” have nothing on you
And Mr. Holland’s Opus just won’t do
A walking book with a great big heart
I hear you’ve turned cooking into an art
Much like your man Wolfgang…. AMADEUS, AMADEUS, AMADEUS.
So today as you walk across that stage
Remember all the ground work that’s been laid
Your ancestors and elders look on with pride
You may stumble and fall, but never break your stride
Hold your head high and know you are loved
By friends and family, and from God up above
Your next journey is yet to be written
Do your best with whatever you’re smitten
And know Auntie has you in her heart… AND I ALWAYS WILL.
©Lisa W. Tetting