Peggy Chau

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A Letter To My Mum And Dad - Poem by Peggy Chau

Dear Mum and Dad

When I was three,
I could hardly speak.
The kindergarten a weird place
I was scared off.
A dummy, the teacher said
That’s what I am.
The genius, you believed
A joke of course.

You held my hands to
Primary school.
The frightening dictations,
Tests and exams,
Last I always came,
I cried in front of you.
I knew the dummy is me
The truth no one denied.

“It’s okay sweetie,
Not a big deal,
You are clever, you are smart,
We both believe, ”
Tender words went through
Years and years
The lies I thought
You were telling.

Love and guidance
Never ends.
The belief so firm
And marvel God makes.
when I was fifteen.
And everybody shocked,
For this miracle.
My dear Mum and Dad,
I hope it’s not too late.

University the door
I finally entered.
You said it’s nothing
As you expected.
The dummy girl got a Bachelor
In English and History
Tis the History that you made.

Now a teacher, yes I am!
Spreading your belief.
Nobody’s a dummy,
Everyone’s educable,
You and I believe.

I got a Master
In Education.
The pretty gown
Beyond doubt yours,
For the love and lessons
you offered,
And it’s now the celebration
Of your dream.
Once impossible, now a truth.
The eternal encouragement
Works on this “dummy”.
My deepest thanks,
To your kindhearted care.
I promise you:
This “dummy” is your pride.

Your “dummy” daughter

Comments about A Letter To My Mum And Dad by Peggy Chau

  • (1/28/2010 7:54:00 AM)

    God Willing you will inspire another people how to say thanks to our parents

    The excellent poem
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 28, 2010

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