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When I was young,

A wise man said to me,

"How fair the flowers to the young, How fair the spring and summer,

How fair the sweetness and the pain Of growing up."

Yet I laughed and said to him,

"Oh to be grown and wise and free,

To know a life that's ours alone,

None to dictate or scold or keep,

 None to rule over our heart's desires.

How many summers passed since then!

And now that I am grown and wise and free,

 I miss the sweetness of the chains that bound me,

Only with love.


Gloria Caballero Gay

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/22/2015
A fine, meaningful tribute, Gloria. Thank you for sharing it through your verses. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 3/25/2007
Wonderful words to a man that deserves them, it must make him proud. Thank you .

Reviewed by Ken Chartrand 2/23/2007
Hi! Friend, Gloria,
I loved your poem. My father and I were, unfortunately,not close . I was born out of wed-lock and he always thought that I was not his kid. Even though I was the oldest and first born, I don't remember ever feeling that the man loved me. Gradually over the years I have had to forgive him and I cried when he passed away. Nuff 'bout me... I wish you the best and continued success! Feel free to visit my site
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Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 9/20/2003
A absolutely beautiful tribute!
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 9/18/2003
a great poem gloria
Reviewed by Jenni Kalicharan 9/18/2003
Ahh.. how very beautiful...he must be so proud of you..
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 9/17/2003
Gorgeous and wise, Gloria, a wonderful tribute! :)
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