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My First-Grader's First Picture
by Eddie Edwards Draper

Little Becky brought a picture home
She was so pleased and proud.
"What is that," I asked?
In a fatherly, huggin' voice.

"Daddy, can't you see?
That's you and Mommy
In a rainbow above the clouds.
Y'all are smiling down on me,
And this is me, a clown on the ground."

"And what is this, my sweetheart?"
As I pointed to the right;
"Silly Daddy. That's three more rainbows;
That's Mommy, Daddy, and me."

I tried to hide a fatherly tear
From my little dear;
She asked, "Daddy what's wrong?"

"Becky, there is nothing wrong;
Daddies just cry when everything is so right."


Eddie Draper is a native of the Mississippi Delta and is a regular contributor to USADS.
He now lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee, where he is a songwriter and musician.

Write Eddie at Gravel Road Music.


Poems and stories by Eddie E. Draper ~
Miss Spongy
The Shadow Of Your Breath
My First Graderís First Picture
Upon One Delta Night
Out On A Limb
Katieís Kitchen Floor
Old Ditch
Lonesome Delta Field
Peckerwood Deadning
Delta Force
My Angel Must Have Just One Wing
Horizons Of My Heart
Pianos Have Their Form Of Soul
Peace On The Road
Trees Are Made Of Doors
Oh Distant Star
Upon The Candled Night
The Worldly Light
Itís Only Life
Mississippi River ~ Queen Of My Life
Thatís All Thatís Left To Do

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