cronechronicler

Exploring the poetry of everyday life

Redefinition

on July 3, 2018

To make an end is to make a beginning
The end is where we start from

T.S. Eliot

Thanksgiving time three years ago
A sudden meltdown shock occurred
Within my gathered family
Exposing long forgotten faults
We could not comprehend
Or figure how to heal
Youngest son’s deep woundedness

Two years more time passed
Again we were together
As a family at the beach
Stroke affecting wife of eldest son
Diagnosed the week before
Yet still they joined in our midst
Received our help and warm embrace

Tomorrow’s Independence Day
We celebrate as family
Grateful that the youngest son
Will bring kids and his wife
Whose recent cancer surgery
Revealed chemo yet to come
Love will be given and received


16 responses to “Redefinition

  1. Elan Mudrow says:

    I wish you the best 4th. I have to work. But it’s probably better that way. Take care my friend.

  2. Thoughts are with you and your family.

  3. Bill Bisgood says:

    Thinking of you and yours.

  4. You have really captured so succinctly just what being human and part of a family is. Well done. Thank you, may you and your family enjoy your time together. Happy Independence Day.

  5. vivachange77 says:

    Happy July 4th to you, too, JoHanna.

  6. the intersections of life and family are where we experience our greatest sufferings and our greatest joys

  7. vivachange77 says:

    Yes. A powerful mixed blessing. And I wouldn’t want it any other way.

  8. You have each other. You have so much. Allbest and my prayers as you all deal with these hard issues

  9. Prayers for you family dear Ina! xx

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