First Day of School – Poem for Parents

Is your child starting school or playschool this year? Are you feeling a bit emotional about the big day? Read this First Day Of School poem by Wendy Silva – it’s just lovely, and sure to bring a tear to your eye. But that’s okay – a few tears are allowed on this special day.

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First Day of School by Wendy Silva

I wonder what you’re doing right now
and if everyone is treating you kind.
I hope there is a special person,
a nice friend that you can find.

I wonder if the teacher know just
how special you are to me.
And if the brightness of your heart
is something she can see.

I wonder if you are thinking about
me and if you need a hug.
I already miss the sound of your voice
and how you give my leg a tug.

I wonder if you could possibly understand
how hard it is for me to let you grow.
On this day know that my heart breaks,
for this is the first step in letting my baby go.

© Wendy Silva

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