05/30/2012 05:50 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Happy 75th Birthday Golden Gate Bridge - A Poem

For the record, we did not going to the big party on the Golden Gate Bridge to celebrate its 75th Birthday. While I am sure it was great fun, we knew it was going to be crazy crowded. We are your typical San Francisco locals: it took us 14 years to visit Alcatraz, our kids have only been on a Cable car a few times, and, yes, we love mocking shivering tourists who think California = warm.

Still, the Golden Gate Bridge is a pretty awesome piece of architecture and an important part of our history, and as part of her third grade class project, our youngest daughter wrote a birthday poem to the beautiful Golden Gate!


You are 8,981 feet long and I hear your lonely song, why don't they build another bridge to keep you company?

I hear the cars race across you, some of the cars are very new and some of the cars are very old but they are all very bold, why aren't you gold?

You are called The Golden Gate Bridge I've looked up to you since I was born, ever since I believed in unicorns, you stay strong when it rains, you stay strong when you have pains that's why I love you so much.

So sad to know that she no longer believes in unicorns ;-)

*Shared with permission from said third grader and cross-posted from