[haiku] Clutter

dadSo today we declutter

My husband and I

I found this painting

Canvased from my memory

Just two days after

I returned from my home town

 

It had rained a lot back there

for January

lots of people came

to commemorate his life:

our dad, her husband, their friend

 

The day after his service

We went to the mall

Debarking the car

Mom and I froze, stunned

 

Dead winter sky exposes

a rainbow’s promise

Offering us lasting hope

Of life hereafter

...

 Moment cast in time

Three years have since passed

Gave the painting to my mom

mem’ries don’t depart

clutter oh clutter

depart from my heart

 

letting go of attachment

to things  – not my dad

 

This year I will be [blank}ty

He’ll be ninety-four

Oh, would that I could, just once

knock and open heaven’s door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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[Haiku] @ 3am

It’s amazing we get by
On few hour’s sleep
Care take for my man
Who shakes counting sheep

The choices we make
To have and to hold
One cannot possibly guess
How love can unfold

The burdens we bear
Making it well worth the cost
Projects together
Our time is not lost

His heart beats with mine
The times that we share
Does not cost a dime
And priceless compare

His skin may seem thick
And few are his words
He gets to the point
No mistake he’s been heard

How blessed am I
To have won his affection
Our tender moments
They sure beat the rejection

Those who are clueless
who refuse to grow
Such love seems impossible
yet thankful I know…

‘Tis now three thirty
The nights curtains blackening
The shaking has simmered to
Slow slumber sighing

To love is a choice
Where we often win
To think that he was fearful
I wouldn’t like cats.

No rhyme? such a sin!  End with a grin and a wink and it’s back to sleep I go….snow moon

…back to sleep I go. #snowmoonandsea #winkwink

Let it Rain

Lovemydad
Sideways These Days

The music of the morning rain

just beyond my window pain

massaging the land with repetitious splashes of moisture.

Varying degrees of timbre and pitch

a choral cacophony

Fitting that nature should join my hearts phrase

Memories echo of long ago days

How many gallons have poured from the sky?

Can you pay that water bill? Neither can I…

Picking up pieces just tears of my heart

placing them down again,

oh where do I start?…

What’s about this paradigm of a need to say goodbye

Why?

he never did,

why should I?

it used to have us complain “you never say good-bye”

 

#neitherwilli #guessitstuck  #noneed #stayawhile #ohmemorykeepmewarm

#lifeissidewaysthesedays #missyoudad

I’m glad it rained on this anniversary of your passing. #breathe