lessons earned

you’ve gone about halfway
so close
righteous peppers your tongue
your decades of experience
shower unadulterated minds
your determined suggestions
penetrate virginal ears
then the moon flips
your waxing tongue is stifled
nature in her amusing way
has pushed you out
and laughs at your wrinkled brow
she flawlessly accepts
what you won’t admit
children are whirlybirds in the wind
and the only thing you control
is where to sow the little seeds
in your vegetable garden
Caroline and Max spirit

zebras/Prisma

Photo – delicate daughter (now 17) and big son (now 14) standing in front of mural their mom painted in 2004.
Zebras prisma penciled in 2008

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12 thoughts on “lessons earned

  1. “children are whirlybirds in the wind
    and the only thing you control
    is where to sow the little seeds
    in your vegetable garden”

    Oh my. WONDERFUL words! WONDERFUL image! Whirlybirds in the wind…..
    You truly warmed my heart this morning!
    lillian

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  2. For some reason wordpress is not letting me LIKE this. I click the button, it flashes up a blank window and it goes away. Love it.

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  3. For some reason wordpress is not letting me LIKE this. IT flashes up a blank window, which then goes away… Grr… Anyways, Love it! 🙂

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