(((Also reposted from last year, when I lost my last grandmother)))
It’s Time again for … TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge
This week it’s the theme of “House Numbers”. I’ll let TJ explain for himself.
Please go visit his wonderful Blog and drop him a line. Heck, why not participate? I have found his challenges to be stretching and full of excitement since december when i started. You can read my other entries Watch, Buckets, Calendar, Tap, and a few others. Just Search for HaiKu.
This week, with the theme being House Numbers, I’d like to take you on a Journey of sorts thru some of the important ‘Numbers’ of mine and my increasingly smaller family. We’ve lost our share in the last few years with my Dad in 2010, Best Friend Rocco in 2012, Mom in 2013, Brother in 2014 and now my last Grandparent, Grandma B. just yesterday at the age of 94. She had a full and long life and leaves pieces of herself in all of us.
We will miss her, but not stop loving her or remembering the happy times in her home during my childhood. Please accept these offerings for TJ’s Challenge as a Memorial of a great woman, mother, grandmother and lover of all.
two post war lovers
first one girl, then two brothers
she raised them with love
two more followed suit
again, one girl, two brothers
they were my parents
three teens separate
second chance for young lovers
flat land for desert
tragedy strikes both
decades’ decline, “Smoking Kills”
but it strangles first.
long life shortened fast
something so simple, yet not
matriarchs must rest
Love your Family while they are here and don’t let anyone or anything or any Religion tell you to separate from them in favor of them or it. Love them and hold them close while they are here because later is too late. You will never get Today’s Opportunities back. Do it Today.