A Remembrance

He watched a commercial where a middle-school
Basketball player looks into the stands to see his
Parents. In that moment the man recalled walking
The aisle and mounting the stairs and standing on
The stage when his name was called for induction
Into the National Honor Society and he scoured the
Thousand plus visitors in the stands and saw his
Parents, especially his dad, sitting way up in the
Stands and remembered all the days his dad spent
Going over homework when the man was a fifth
Grader and the teacher was recommending that
The man be put back into fourth grade because
As a transfer student from the city he was way
Behind and his dad, who as an immigrant kid
Had been put back in school, pleaded with the
Teacher not tho put his son back. The son
Couldn’t have been any more proud that his dad
Was there and that went for his dad, too.

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