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To My Daughter

Published by MARIE FUJII | Sunday, August 15, 2010 5:00 AM


This is about sending my daughter off to college.


To My Daughter

I sent you to college,
In a proper dress with an oboe.

You came back, wearing jeans,
Carrying a guitar.

You said jeans kept you warm in winter,
I could see that.

At your graduation,your class president
Said, "This ceremony is for you parents.

We would rather have used the funds to
Give to those in need, the homeless."

I sent you to college
In a proper dress.

You came back
Wearing jeans.

And
soon
so
was
I.



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Auntie L - Monday, September 20, 2010 4:14 PM.


back in the day, girls weren't even allowed to wear pants in
freezing cold at city college in san francisco, ca.


Anne Greer - Thursday, August 19, 2010 11:49 PM.


I love this, Marie! Made me remember that I was sent off to college in a pleated skirt. Four years later: cheesecloth, tie-dye and beads. Peace, man, peace.
Aloha, Anne (from England)

marie fujii - Saturday, August 14, 2010 7:03 PM.