~Family Thanksgiving~

WordWulf By WordWulf, 24th Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2bj2aqn5/
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~spirits awander~anchors aweigh~flyin’ in the big ships~sandwiched ‘tween oceans & clouds~it is a wonder we find each other~can’t remember why we left~glad to step in steps~made in younger days~we got home~we got family~gotta hold on~

~Family Thanksgiving~

~in loving memory of Momma~
~love, hope & prayers for brother Jack~
~deepest devotion to my children & grandchildren~

~Family Thanksgiving~

~a basket full of hugs & kisses~
~a piece of cherry pie~
~a warm smile on a cold morning~
~a place to go & cry~
~stories to tell & secrets to keep~
~those kites that refuse to fly~
~holidays at Grandma’s~
~& there’s Grandpa’s knee to ride~

~a symphony of tiny voices~
~pictures hanging on the wall~
~loneliness & happiness~
~bathtubs in the hall~
~beginnings & birthdays~
~& fires in the fall~
~those letters that say, “I miss you~
~I miss you most of all”~


~all the fourth of Julys exploding~
~& when there’s a scraped-up knee~
~magick kisses chase the pain away~
~& cats up in the tree~
~new shoes & hand-me-downs~
~those brand new glasses, “I can see!”~
~fighting & loving & loving & fighting~
~the past that’s the past of “me”~

~bicycles & training wheels~
~& time gets in the way~
~fairy tales & teeth under pillows~
~that place where the old dog lays~
~special seats to sit & blankets to hold~
~report cards & bright sunny days~
~little pockets full of bugs & bolts~
~picnics & camping & weekends away~

~where some friends belong & some are just friends~
~all kinds of neat stuff to share~
~noses & roses & photograph poses~
~everyone’s favorite chair~
~countless messes made by “Mister No One”~
~the search for the three-legged teddy bear~
~pennies in couches, pencils & cookies~
~the feeling: there’s always someone who cares~

~it’s you I’m really talking about~
~& the others I’d like to see~

~what we are is what it really means~
~to be part of a family~
~I guess drifting apart is natural~
~the way Gods intend it to be~
~to be apart and a part, full circle~
~is to be part of a family~

~we all must grow in our own direction~
~surely we must strive to be free~
~but ever so often we should meet & remember~
~what it means to be family~
~it is you I’m really talking about~
~the pieces of you that are me~
~the pride I feel in the sharing~
~being part of a family~


~Tom (WordWulf) Sterner~
~Sometimes I Feel~
~Eyes O’ Wonder/Line of Sight~
~The Butterfly Poet~

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I write novels, poetry, songs,nonsense & lies. Sometimes truth sneaks in when I ain't lookin'.

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author avatar Songbird B
25th Nov 2011 (#)

Happy Thanksgiving Tom.. A really enjoyable article..

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author avatar Sheila Newton
25th Nov 2011 (#)

Hope your thanksgiving was great. I wish we celebrated Thanksgiving in UK. Super poetry, wordwulf.

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author avatar Shirley Ann
1st Jan 2012 (#)

We all need to be part of something bigger than ourselves and to belong. Thanks for sharing this warm hearted poem.

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