LXXXI-28 My Grandchildren Live Here

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LXXXI-28 My Grandchildren Live Here

Postby hawkseye » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:53 pm

My Grandchildren Live Here

I step up to their bedroom,
lean against the door frame
note the weight of emotion
pooling in my eyes,

on walls against which beds
rest, photos, drawings,
memorabilia, small pictures
and more illustrate
their unique and shared
interests,

their mattresses
cluttered with pillows,
stuffed animals, blankets,
perhaps a cat tucked within,
yes—there—where the cloth
rises and falls in slow,
steady rhythm;

necklaces now hang on hooks
above the desk—at ten
my granddaughter enters
pre-teen years, shifting
interests, awareness
of accessories
to wear, to be, to do;

grandson, at seven,
seems not so far behind,
though he’s caught
between the reality
of his age
and his love of everything
his sister engages

even necklaces
and painted nails,
dressing silly, wearing
cat ears one day and ninja
warrior accessories the next.

A rare quiet Sunday morning,
grandkids and their parents
out on errands, or to a movie,
I don’t know where,
my awareness rests here
in the treasured closeness
of their presence in this home,
and the layers of peaceful energy
reaching out to me
where I lean
against the door frame.

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Re: LXXXI-28 My Grandchildren Live Here

Postby WayneS » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:06 pm

Beautiful, just beautiful! The title says it all....

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Re: LXXXI-28 My Grandchildren Live Here

Postby allenitz » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:33 am

good work.

i envy you the pleasures of grandchildren. i have none and seen unlikely get one.

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Re: LXXXI-28 My Grandchildren Live Here

Postby Bill_Back » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:46 am

Good one and brings the dynamic of grand-children into view.

Bill


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