Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Autumn Morn

Image courtesy of stockimages /  By Exsodus

I woke this morning

hearing the hum of the grain dryer
a sign it must be Autumn

in the sky a beautiful star
bright on this early Autumn morn
without my glasses it looks as if it were made up of four
 – maybe five stars
all in a cluster shining bright
twinkling with all it’s energy until the
 sun brightens the sky
and my morning star fades
sleeps until next I see it smile at me

I woke up this morning
feeling the cool crisp Autumn air
coming through my window
embracing me with a morning chill

a chill not offensive to me
just letting me know misery
of hot humid summer air has been put to sleep
Now ready for the illustration of this season
color on trees
beauty from nature
truly a masterpiece from God

I woke up this morning
in a soft easy way
the world is alive around me

I am glad I woke up this morning

Ó 2011 Eileen A Partak

Monday, October 3, 2011

Allowed to Mourn – May I?

Do we have the right to mourn?
is this a given in our life path
those we love pass
automatically we march
in funeral ceremonies
accepting hugs and sympathy

Then it is over
we go to the business of
dismantling a person’s life
items so important to their heart
to us only junk

We are to go on with our life
remember good moments
moments that made us smile
moments that molded us into us
moments to connect with the one we bid farewell

But what if that process was denied
do we have the right to mourn?

Ó 2011 Eileen A Partak