Sunday, October 4, 2015


I'm sure it comes as no surprise to anyone who follows my blog, I'm stuck!  I haven't written a poem since the one I wrote for my dear friend's retirement party and that took me 3 weeks.  But, as they say, "necessity is the mother of invention," and my daughter and son-in-law's 13th anniversary prompted me to write a poem for that occasion.  Unfortunately, their anniversary falls two days after their twin son's birthdays which shifts the focus to their boys. So they get lost in the shuffle.  It's not my best work but it forced me to write again and for that I'm thankful.  At least I assured myself that I could still do it.


I know you both feel cheated
Because the scale is tipped…
Toward two boys and their birthdays.
But I say we should flip…

The emphasis to both of you,
The reason for it all.
For without you, there wouldn’t be…
Those birthdays, anyhow.

So in the midst of hecticness
And bickering of boys,
Just don’t forget the love you share,
Remember through the noise…

That long before the twins were born,
You know, those quieter days,
When there was just the two of you,
A clear path, not a maze…

Led you to find each other,
I know God intervened,
For you were meant to be as one,
Though life is not serene,

It will be, as the boys grow up,
Though that seems far away.
Just find the time and not neglect
Your love from day to day.

From that comes strength, that’s at the core
That’s at the heart of you.
It must be tended every day.

That love will see you through.

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