Tuesday, March 22, 2016

A New Time

by Cheryl Merrick

I never really imagined
    it would come,
    but here it is.
School started
    without shopping and book bags.
My home stays neat all day.
Laundry and cleaning
     doesn’t take long for just us two.

My life still revolves
     around my family,
     but it is enlarging to
include sons and daughters in-law,
     and grandchildren,
and reaching back to include ancestors.

My life is extending now
     beyond my family
     to nurture others’ children at school,
and to encourage friends
     with cards and notes.

A new time has arrived,
     A time to develop my talents,
     A time to also nurture myself.

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