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Family Parable (Part Two) Leaving Home

The summer went by very fast
Moving day had arrived at last
Family said goodbye at the door
Time of mixed emotions for sure

Upon arriving, he checked out his dorm
Shared with two roommates as the norm
Somewhat small but nice cozy little space
Being new there, he felt so out of place

Tom had grown up in a small town
Now he would be living on his own
Not fully prepared for life in the city
Far away from his friends and family

Part of his contract to play basketball
Depended on academic grades above all
The NBA set values on strong education
While maintaining solid moral reputation

Classes started and also basketball training
Several months before season's beginning
He tutored a student in math twice a week
Providing just enough income he did seek

Tom missed hanging out with his friends
He wanted so much to be able to fit in
Upon being invited to join a fraternity
He looked forward to the initiation party

Carol Salter 2/6/11

Next segment The Fraternity Party

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