Below is a poem my dad wrote for me when I graduated from Mississippi State back in, I don’t know, 2000, or so. This writing thing, it’s hereditary.
Cheryl’s Graduation Poem
You have spent years to pursue a college degree’
You have finally finished and don’t know what you will be.
Now you could go back and study some more,
And learn just enough to be a big bore.
You have studied and studied as you come and you go,
But do you really understand all that you know?
You have now graduated and think you are smart,
But believe it or not you are still a big Fart!
When asked as a child, “What will you be?”
You said, “Dog catcher, Daddy, that’s the job for me.”
After all of the schooling in your intellectual pursuit,
You are now qualified for that job that will suit.
Dogcatchers are good and a job of your own,
But it won’t make enough to pay back the loan.
All kidding around and joking aside,
We’re happy for you, Baby and brimming with pride.
Congratulations, we love you, Mama and Daddy.
By: Richard E. Campbell
True story! When Dad told me how long Veterinarians went to college, I told him I’d instead be a dog catcher.
Poem copyright Richard E Campbell, Sr, 2000. Don’t go stealin’ my dad’s stuff!
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