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A Rite of Passage

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A Rite of Passage

I taught my son to shave today
Whiskers only he can see
The reflection in the mirror was
A yesteryear one of me

So serious and timidly
Careful with every move
He rinsed away the remaining suds
And again his face was smooth

I taught my son to shave today
With a solidly steady hand
He walked in my bathroom a little boy
And walked out a proud young man

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  1. Date: 8/18/2012 9:12:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poem, Joe. So touching. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 8/18/2012 5:28:00 AM
    great title and a poem every parent can relate to.

  1. Date: 8/18/2012 4:31:00 AM
    Joe, I like this reminder to every male of that precious moment of gfrowing up, well done...David

  1. Date: 8/18/2012 4:10:00 AM
    Wow! Fantastic! You made me smile from start to end while reading it. thanks for sharing, Joe.

  1. Date: 8/18/2012 3:34:00 AM
    loive this Joe, the message is there for all, wonderful poem.