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Comment 3 of 14, added on May 14th, 2009 at 3:45 AM.
This poem got to be in the "Poetry in Motion" series in Manhattan and read
by millions of commuters? Well, that's good - I like it. It's a very city
poem, recalling struggling immigrants and parental weariness, a resigned
acceptance that strikes me as being somewhat foreign to country people.
It's amusing and "smart" in the way that Bill Cosby is - that thing he says
about how parents die because they're tired, or they're ready.
Comment 2 of 14, added on May 26th, 2007 at 4:19 PM.
as a 73 year old grandmother I read this poem on a New York City bus. It
so moved me that, lacking paper and pencil, I memorized it. I loved " your
feet are sore" but the last line really hit hard. dds
from United States
Comment 1 of 14, added on April 3rd, 2007 at 5:14 PM.
So simple a poem, and yet profoundly true and touching. I felt the sadness,
being a father of a growings teenage daughter, and realizing, yes she is
taller, and I am older, and I must let her go. Thank you Thomas Lux.
from United States
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