Our yearly tradition
A summer family vacation
The distance between us reduced
We share games with laughter induced
The BBQ fills our bellies
While the memories fill our hearts
The desert heats don’t stifle our fun:
Games, the pool, the laughter can’t be outdone
Yet our bittersweet departures must end our time together
Until next summer vacation.
Cherished never to be forgotten.
Don’t worry, the impression on our hearts will not fade.
Love nourishes all our memories.
A flourishing free spirit,
A persistent innovator of art and enterprises.
Fred, our brother, is eternal.
The cardinals’ song speaks to me
Do you remember summer days?
You called the day in your plea
The bright sun fought the leaves’ maze
My childhood summer mornings
Promised joy and a comforting warmth
These memories call to me imploring
Always remember henceforth.
Running for my life
Out of breath but tenacious
Bright birds cheer me on
Ruby red winged blackbirds’ melodies warn to stay away.
Deep garnet cardinals lure their lovers to their lofts.
The glistening citrines flutter in the branches.
While the sapphires of the skies merely perch.
The growing jewelry box showcases the riches.
The sparkling jewels of bird songs and shades.
Praise the extraordinary for all its glory.
Some may judge and tag you odd.
Normalcy is a tedious category.
Truthfully, a sterile presence is a facade.
Make waves and do the unthinkable.
Be proud of an existence that is original.
Reconsidering life’s adventures,
Memories of celebrations and defeats flood me.
The regrets cloud my acclaims.
Too many times I was Atlas.
My joys are abundant.
The weight of my awards will always tip the scales.
This retrospective gives a balance to life’s details.