Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Forever Memories

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I look to the sky.
Silent, the wind moves the clouds.
Silent, the earth moves.
Everything is peaceful.

If I close my eyes a moment
and take a deep breath,
then look again, it seems
the clouds
have jumped across the sky.

My life is like that.
When I don’t pay attention,
things seem to have rushed ahead,
and time has sped away
taking with it
many precious moments
that I meant to savor just a bit more.

I’ve had many blessings,
and each is a treasure.

These memories are wrapped up
and tucked into the protected corners
of my heart.

These are mine forever,
untouched by time,
and that’s the most precious of all.

The mom
ents are gone,
but for the rest of my life
I can kiss my first love,

or see the desert sunset at noon.

I see my daughter as a bride,

my son in his graduation gown
with that crooked grin,

and hold my baby for the first time,

almost in the same quiet moment.

I remember the wind in my hair
and my feet in the air
as my bicycle coasts down the hill,

and have a loving chat with my mom
before she slides away into the haze.

All the moments already past

are just waiting to be taken
from their secret place
to be relived
and cherished
one more time.

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Sunday, October 29, 2006

I Watched You Walk Away

I watched you walk away
without knowing
it would be the last
I’d see you.
Neither of us meant
it to be so,
it just was.
I’d given you my heart
long before that night ----
Did you even know that?
Or care?
I think you did.

On that last night
I loved you as completely
as I knew how.
That never stopped
even though
you were gone.

My life has been good.
Some ups and downs
but good.
Except I’ve missed you,
-------still do.
I’ve loved again
and been loved in return.
But you still have
my heart,
the part you took
the night I watched you
walk away.

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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Fall Is Here

I've been busy, and only now did I realize that I haven't posted here for over a month. Time certainly can slip by, can't it? Here is one that I wrote recently while watching the vibrant colors of the trees in the valley below the house.k We had some strong winds in the past few days, and many of those trees are nearly bare now.

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Fall is here.
Rain is gently coming down.
It’s not cold yet,
but there is a coolness in the air
that tells of what is to come.
This fall marks a turning point in my life,
one that is long awaited,
and I open my arms to it.
Turn, leaves!
Bring the cool that relieves us
from the summer heat.
Soon, we’ll walk in the fallen leaves,
hearing them crunch and swish underfoot.
The air will be crisp, clean
but for the whiffs of smoke
from fireplaces,
where I picture families sipping cider
and watching the flames dance.
Fall flowers are in bloom,
grass is slowing it’s growth
and the geese are overhead,
trumpeting their journey south.
Life is good when fall is here.
Life is good.

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