WordWulf By WordWulf, 14th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/q4npouem/
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~as a man working the soil~so I appreciate my daughters & sons~imagine a friend for life~that is a long time~& so the five of them are~imagine the harvest perpetuating itself~so it has~further gifted with a partner to share the love~complete the circle~family~so it is done~a joy to keep~a….


~I used to get aggravated on holidays~
~trying to choose the right gift~
~something special for loved ones~
~telling them not to worry about me~
~my agitation was sorely exasperated~
~if I happened to be broke at the time~
~never seemed to have enough money or credit~
~to cut loose & buy whatever I chose~
~I confess I was as excited as everyone else~
~{except the children}~
~wondering what was in that package with my name on it~

~my folks have long been gone~
~{is there anyone left who refers to their parents as folks}~
~siblings blown away/scattered by the winds of life~
~as if they exist in another realm of time & space~
~as do I in my tower of word~
~I have lived long enough now~
~experienced the big ol’ world~
~seen folks alone~
~all the way alone~
~yeah, those folks & others~
~in alleys & penthouses~
~islands adrift in wandering crowds~

~I ain’t easy to know & I know it ain’t easy~
~through all the struggles of this life~
~there has always been someone who cared for me~
~there to pick me up & know~
~when to turn away & let me go~

~my mother first & children~
~before & when she passed away~
~we held one another always~
~starving & laughing~
~feasting & weeping~
~round the family camp our fire~

~when they place a gift in my hand~
~are likely to see a tear~
~a smile visiting my lips~
~what greater gift is this love~
~I have always held~
~& a tear for those who don’t~

~a weighty pride to bear alone~
~that hunger to reminisce & share~
~the good love for the little ones~
~& their folks who were my little ones~

~I slept with a ghost who knew these parts of me~
~she listened & never complained that I kept her awake~
~she seldom slept & neither did I~
~I treasured her existence & promised myself~
~to always be loyal & true to her~
~that one day she would answer~
~hold my hand & kiss my face~
~be folks with me & one day it was so~

~this is for Kathy~
~my treasure, my wife~
~the unexpected joy~
~she has brought to my life~

~Tom (WordWulf) Sterner~
~Day of the Wah~
~An Other~
~Magick Fingers~


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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 Delicia Powers
15th Feb 2012 (#)

Beautiful poem- beautiful love....

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author avatar Songbird B
15th Feb 2012 (#)

Tom, this is a wonderful poetic tribute to those you have known and lost and loved and still love...Beautiful poetic creativity..

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
15th Feb 2012 (#)

Excellent - thank you.

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author avatar ittech
16th Feb 2012 (#)

interesting writing again . Thnx for sharing .

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author avatar Sheila Newton
17th Feb 2012 (#)

Stunning tribute to your wife. What a lovely thing to do.

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author avatar Retired
25th Apr 2012 (#)

A truly beautiful piece that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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author avatar WordWulf
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