The long weekend is finally upon us. It is a good opportunity to recharge and spend time with loved ones. Will you be traveling? Will you be hosting? Will you be busy…most definitely. Holidays, as much as we love them, can get crazy and hectic. Sometimes it is nice to slow down a bit amidst the chaos. I like to write a poem when I start to feel like life is swirling around me. Holidays can sometimes do this to us. I would suggest you slow down for just a moment on this holiday weekend and write a poem. Write a memory. Write about your grandma’s pumpkin pie or your grandpa’s chair. Take a moment and write. You’ll be happy you did.
Thanks and gratitude
like potatoes on a plate
with gravy boats
and beans awry
but really love’s the only side
the one that lies on plates with pie
the crust rolled out
my grandma’s cry
of laughter as the day goes by
sitting back I watch it fly
the love that lingers in my eye
that wraps around our table side
and holds us together
We hope you have a lovely holiday.
Daughter, sister, wife, mother, teacher, and writer.