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Maybe some day I can fill those shoes,
some day I will make my mother proud,
I will be a doctor, or maybe a lawyer
so my mother can boast about me
to her friends. “Yes – he went to Dartmouth,
he was at the top of his class,
he made the football team,
and had a research grant to find a cure for cancer.”
That's what she'll say, some day,
just watch and see, she'll be the proudest
mother alive. She'll take the #1 Mom
mug out of its dusty corner
and display it on her desk.
She'll have a whole wall
just for the newspaper clippings about me.
Maybe some day I can fill those shoes.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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poloswaggking12 said...
Oct. 3, 2012 at 9:32 am:
only if this poem was 25 lines or more but overall swagg    
 
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