Friday, June 19, 2015

Lasting Embers

......pulling up the covers and thinking......something vaguely significant about warmth......and comfort.....and ---being loved.

Isn't it time, R, to be less concerned about being loved  - and more concerned about loving?

"I love, you love, he, she, it loves."

Yes, there is a time to forego - and "middle age" must be that time.

Warm yourself with memories -
Seer yourself with momentary pleasures -
But bank the fires with lasting embers:

The elder son who still needs you so and has given you
  .... a grandson of pure delight.

The daughter who brings sunshine into every moment of your day.

And the younger son who is still somehow a mystery
you have just begun to fathom.....and enjoy.

.....A mother of such deep understanding
  - you'll never comprehend.

And grandmothers diverse - but so important in their roles.

Aunts, uncles, cousins - outsiders --
 - neighbors, friends, lovers, enemies.

       -----Lasting embers ----


(ril, 4/22/83 11:18 p.m.)


  1. Nice. I like it...
    Have a great day!

  2. Thanks, Preston. Sort of an attempt at a poem? My thoughts at one moment in my life. Glad you like it. R