31 October 2012

What It Means To Endure

Those commendable clich├ęs of
golden ages cringe in the face
of year’s sheer volume, tho you
hadn’t exotic destinations in
mind anyway – raising kids to
share traditional values sure
peeled fantasy rind from the
idea as you found your feet

You’re foursquare and neat in
a nest of your own making midst
generations dear – think what it
means to endure; fifty years, as
it were, pass in the brevity of a
gratified family’s eye-blink
© 24 December 2011, I. D. Carswell

Patsy & Rob Lyford – for their 50th