General Poetry posted March 8, 2021


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What We Leave Behind

by papa55mike

looking back on a life lived
we see bits and scraps of ourselves
scattered along the path of time
there are events early in our existence
that change our heart forever

during these troubled times
we gather love  in long sheets of fleece
to wrap around us and cling to
when fear arises, and death comes calling

but there are many tender moments in between

the smile of a woman while sliding on a ring
tasting her sweet lips in marriage
a daughter with ten toes and fingers
watching her grow into a caring child

it is the children we cherish that count
smiles left behind from a word of kindness
tears shed for a scratch followed by a kiss
amidst hugs with deep affection

along every step taken on this journey of life
you'll find stars of love that glitter along the horizon



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March
2021


This poem is dedicated to a wonderful little girl named Allison Newell. That's her in the picture under all of that hair. Wanda and I have known her since she was six-weeks-old. Wanda has babysat for her for almost seven years, and she'll turn 8 in August. Allison has become a loving family member.

Sadly, on March 2nd, early in the morning, her father was tragically killed in an auto accident. We all were devastated. Ronnie was thirty-five. A dedicated father who all will miss.

Please pray for this special little girl.

Many thanks for stopping by to read!
Have a great day, and God bless.
mike
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