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Reflections of Yesteryear

Reflections of Yesteryear

Today, I received a package from my Aunt Gloria filled with memories and treasures, some never I had seen,

Some were of Grandma and Grandpa, who I never really had the chance to know, still married they were,

 Photos black and white of a smallish home, it didn’t seem quite big enough for eight active kids and teens,

Inside were also photos of a handsome young man going off to defend our country, leaving the cold, Burr.

 

I wonder what he thought as he left his family and young lady behind for California’s sunny beaches and the bugle calls,

Though he returned two years later to marry his young lady and take her with him in his gleaming blue car.

A “Just married” sign hung on the back of it as he took her to a new life at the oceanside and seagulls

I wonder what she thought as she traded green, rolling hills for palm trees and mountains tall and far.

 

As I looked through the photos, there was a card written almost 25 years after for birthday,

On the back was a note, reflecting life’s changes, he told his dad that he was going to marry a new wife,

The hope, happiness and joy felt by the young couple, so long ago, was not meant to stay,

The photos and treasures tell a story, and they are snapshots in time, reflections and intersections of life.

 Photo From Yahoo Search, Rich Cruize, 2013The Sun Peers Thru the Oceanside Pier - February 12, 2013

 

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Haiku PRESS AND TOUCH

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Mom and I @ the age of 17, Senior photos

GOD BLESS YOU MOM

Pressed my hand to hers,

Knew I would see her no more,

Our last moment, touch

 

Pressed Mom to me, We

Rocked in the chair of my youth

 Was a dream, our touch.

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #184 Press&Touch

Faith as a Child

Photo courtesy of Pintrest

child's faith

Faith as a Child

Wee ones love magic,

That becomes hope in Jesus,

In an open heart.

 This haiku reminds me of this sweet verse:

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 18:3.

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #183 Magic&Hope

Haiku Horror & Nightmare

nativity

His Love Wins

To Mary’s horror,

 Jesus born in a manger was

King Herod’s nightmare.

 

Jesus, no earthly King,

Herod murdered infants, his sins

But Jesus’ Love Wins!

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #181 Nightmare&Horror

 

 

Christmas Blessing

Christmas Blessing

C = Cherish those closest to you.

H = Hope for the future.

R = Riches of love of love & blessings I wish for you.

I = Infinite grace to go with it.

S = Salvation given to All who ask.

T = Thankful for blessings past & present.

M = Most precious birth of Jesus.

A = Adored loved ones near and far.

S = So full is my heart.


B = Beautiful peace, fill the Earth

L = Love unconditionally.

E = Eternal Life.

S = Sharing His Love.

S = Sweet times yet to be.

I = In hard times have hope.

N = New memories yet to come.

G = Giving you my love always.

 

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