Sanda May Benlien

(Eureka, California)

It Was Only Yesterday - Poem by Sanda May Benlien

It was only yesterday, when you were small,
I used to hold you in my arms.
Now you're older and out of school!
Yes, it was only yesterday,
When I clothed you and fed you.
It was a joy watching you play.
I hope yesterday I was a good Mother,
So when yesterday passes and in the future you'll be a good Father.
May yesterday have good memories of how we played and did things together.
And the little talks that made things brighter.
Of course yesterday was hard and enduring.
The pains of growing up and the joys of our love we gave yesterday.
Happy graduation my son.
It was only yesterday.


Comments about It Was Only Yesterday by Sanda May Benlien

  • Kinyua Karanja (6/18/2015 2:05:00 AM)


    Life is like a day you don't even notice how time moves. A good poem (Report) Reply

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  • (6/15/2006 10:36:00 AM)


    My son is graduating from high school tomorrow, June 16,2006. I've been thinking exactly the things that this poem describes. Thank you for putting into words what my heart is crying out. (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2005 9:38:00 AM)


    this is a great poen about seeing your child become an adult! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003



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