the tired old wardrobe has offered up its best
now you’ll pass muster with the rest
reflected glories bestow on you an hour in the sun
so hold that head up high now mum
it wasn’t easy but you stayed the course did your part
shine with pride rejoicing in your faithful Calvin heart
enjoy this forever moment memory

and smile because this time you got it right

watch and see the penguin parade has now begun
your two girls share triumphant smiles worldly success fun
freeze-framed in the photo call the camera can not lie
the egg of knowledge at their feet I spy
saying cheese transient beauty youthful brilliance
everything today is free eat drink and prance
no hint of the future’s exacting traverse toll
life’s real learning yet to be community of the soul

I for you and you for me