Day: 2013/03/20

Just A Matter Of Time

 

JUST A MATTER OF TIME

Then…
I didn’t like his nature hikes.
Now…
I have his appreciation of nature.

Then…
I was annoyed by car trips.
Now…
I see with his eyes as I drive the open roads.

Then…
I thought he didn’t care.
Now…
I know he showed love in his own way.

Then…
I thought we would never be close.
Now…
I know it took hard work to get there.

Then…
I thought he’d always be here.
Now…
I miss him every day.

2013-03-20
P. Wanken

Written for Poetic Bloomings Prompt #81 (Memoir Project – Part #16): Just Wait Until Your Father Gets Home

Setting My Sights On Seeing

 

SETTING MY SIGHTS ON SEEING
~ July 29, 1981 ~

From a small Iowa farmhouse
I watched, with the entire world,
as princess pageantry

played out on my TV screen.
The walls of that living room
seemed to be non-existent

as borders and oceans
were removed, and I traveled
to England…for the first time.

2013-03-20
P. Wanken

Written for Poetic Bloomings Prompt #80 (Memoir Project – Part #15): The Big Event