Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sid and Sandi

Out of the blue, I missed you two,
Today on my usual drive.
Forty years, a thousand miles ago,
Only my memories now, still alive.

You welcomed me into the country,
Taught me all phases of tilling the land…
I learned to appreciate hardships,
The more simple the life, the more grand.

We readily exchanged our parents,
Horses, kids, ponds of fish and shared hay;
I gave up your adobe for waterfront,
Still I miss you the most each day.

Friday, January 3, 2014

A Promise Kept

Otis    RIP 1-3-2014

The day my name is entered

On the pages of St. Peter’s log,

You will see he wrote under “memo”,

He came to look for his dog”.