Mary Nagy

Rookie (11-08-1970)

Our Special Date Night - Poem by Mary Nagy

It was pretty hard to see the orchestra
from where we were perched...
the fourth balcony~~nosebleed seats.
He said he didn't care that we couldn't see.
''The music sounds just as pretty from up here Mom! ''

I watched him as he peered over the railing,
craning his neck to see those big bass drums get beat.
He said that was the best part.
''That's cool, the smallest girl in the whole orchestra
gets to play the biggest instrument! ''

He doesn't normally listen to classical music
but tonight he was a Gershwin fan.
He sat there on the edge of his seat
just tapping along like a ''classical connoisseur''.

He was so proud to be my date tonight.
He wore his best ''button-up'' shirt
and made sure his hair was in the perfect spikes.
He is every mothers dream
and I will cherish our special date night
for a very long time.

Comments about Our Special Date Night by Mary Nagy

  • (11/6/2005 7:15:00 AM)

    So sweet, Mary and accomplished - without rhyme! It only gets better. My son is now 22 and he lives with his girlfriend. He took me out the other day to lunch and a movie....and bought me a new hat. The whole day he kept saying: 'Wow Mom, I miss this - just the two of us - going out like when I was younger and you'd spend money you didn't have just to do something special with me.' I was a single momma his whole life....and even though it seemed like we were always financially strapped, being a mother is the greatest thing I've ever done. Thanks for reminding me. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/6/2005 4:48:00 AM)

    Hi Mary, I enjoyed your sweet tribute to record this moment with your son. It is so good to do, to look back on and know you had those times. 9 from me. Smiling Tai (Report)Reply

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  • Ernestine Northover (11/6/2005 4:37:00 AM)

    I'm so pleased that Chase likes music and clasical at that. You must have had a wonderful evening. I love music too, especially classical. A very nice poem Mary, Love Ernestine (Report)Reply

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  • (11/5/2005 9:50:00 PM)

    Great job, Mary! I loved this one!

    All my best-Faith

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  • (11/5/2005 8:50:00 PM)

    What a precious moment and special poem! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (11/5/2005 8:49:00 PM)

    Excellent, Mary. Very well done.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 5, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 29, 2006

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