Poem: Last Goodbye
This is a poem I wrote at the time when my kids were growing up...
The picture, of course, is after they WERE grown up to young adulthood.
Left to Right:
For so many years our home was right here,
in each of our lives, most precious and dear.
These walls, how they echo the past, oh so clear.
My children’s sweet chatter, I almost can hear!
These walls have observed as each child has changed.
Their lives are now different. It’s all re-arranged.
They’re each on their own with their new lives to make!
I wish I could stay here, if just for their sake!
It’s only a house, with much too much space,
so lonely, forlorn; this fact I must face!
This empty house is no longer a home,
Yet, love and contentment these four walls have known.
Still, these empty rooms have so much to say…
so many sweet memories…I wish I could stay!