March 7th 1998

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As the ‘passage way’

Of parenthood,

We’ve strived to be.

From nurturing to

Nagging,

As cheerleaders to

Protectors.

 

But actually,

With our smiles

Our laughter

And even the cries,

It’s Companions

We have grown

To become.

 

We’ve won as parents!

We hope you did too!

As despite any time

Apart,

We always feel that need

To come on back.

Back to the place

Of our togetherness.

 

So as 21 years

Rolls on in,

We have only to give

More of what

We’ve been blessed to have,

More WE.

 

From dream

To reality

You have emerged,

Definitely

A gift of complete

God-liness.

 

As beauty radiates

From inside out,

May you leave

Little gems

Of a life well lived,

Where ever

Your story unfolds…

Happy Birthday, Honey.

 

 

 

Sweet then Bitter

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“The world is your oyster!”
Dreams conjured
Plans made
Postcards collected
Then back to one’s home.
All sweet then bitter!

Hormones rage
Partners sought
Love verses lust
Longing verses loneliness.
All sweet then bitter!

Babies birthed
Milestones achieved
Proud parent smiles
Then empty nested
All sweet then bitter!

Through all the times
Day granted after day
Opportunities new and fresh
All sweet on sweet!!

Good times, bad times
Endurance mustered
Light conquering darkness
Hate surpassed by kindness
All sweet on sweet!!

Whatever the journey
Memories are made
Relations are forged
And legacies remain.
All sweet on sweet!!

And all the while
A timeless piece
Awaits its turn
To be uncovered.

Have you found your ‘sweet’?
Unwrap yourself a little
All sorted soft centers
Await your discover,
Making the transient painless
And the essence of meaning constant
For here lies the sweetest of sweet!!!