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FULFILLMENT, by            
First Line: My children have the things I wanted - college
Last Line: God lets me give the things I never had.
Subject(s): Parents; Universities & Colleges; Parenthood


My children have the things I wanted -- college,
The skill to draw, the ear that music thrills,
The power to delve in wider fields of knowledge,
The sight of cities far beyond the hills.
Their feet shall run in places where mine tarried,
Their hands shall cling where mine have lost their hold,
Their hearts be sturdier than the one I carried --
They shall not stand aghast for lack of gold.
A crooked tree may bear a wealth of flowers
Like rosy clouds, or fruit like purple gem.
So, from my poverty, I build the towers
Where stars of hope shall never set on them.
This is the thought that makes me proud and glad:
God lets me give the things I never had.





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