Return To Forever
I have discovered first hand
That a heart full of love
Can walk through the valley
Of the shadow
The great endurance of life.
Turning back tides.
Station to station the news is the same,
Stronger today than yesterday.
Heinous crimes, intense, evil passion.
Suicide bombers killing children, shattering parental dreams-
Summer's Right Of Refusal
There is plenty of summer left
Regardless of what the calendar says,
No matter the school busses on every corner.
Football season starts next week,
There is something in the loss of a parent
That cuts into the soul.
It is the emotional, surgical detachment of the heartstring
That has defined life as we know it.
Through the eyes of a friend
Are seen rare opportunities of comfortable trust
That are not recognized with others.
Advice and criticism are brothers to praise and encouragement