and all the rest.
Joyful faces under square hats,
that sit jauntily upon the heads of mere babes.
that the world is their oyster~
they are ready to take on the world.
But, their parents know
that behind their cocky smiles
and false bravado~
these are the little boys and girls
once held on tightly to their hands
the first day of kindergarten,
so long ago.