Day: 2012/06/21

Unencumbered Time

TLH, 2012 (photo courtesy of Jes Walker)


UNENCUMBERED TIME

gone are my days
of hopscotch, hide-n-seek,
and colored streamers
on bike handles;
shadows shifting in shape,
as days blend one into the next,
with the only purpose
of providing a backdrop
for navigating through
unencumbered time

now my days are filled
with hopping from planes,
seeking out the enemy,
and wearing our colors
on my shoulder while I stand watch,
as days blend one into the next,
with the purpose
of preserving freedom
for my kids and their
unencumbered time

2012-06-21
P. Wanken

inspired by all the moms and dads who serve our country to protect our freedoms