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You don't know where you are going. You don't know how to get there. And you arrive just the same. Ghanaian saying

Intersections

on July 11, 2019

You’re starting off on a brand-new decade
Charting your path along your own lines
Finding your way to the world that awaits you
Charged with energy, confidence and faith
Your family behind you as your new journey begins

I remember well the first time I met you
Wrapped in a red blanket I think still exists
My role as grandmother began in that moment
I had my learning to do just like you
As time went by we taught one another

When you took me to lunch a few weeks ago
You asked my advice on where we should eat
We agreed on a restaurant and were on our way
Only not in the direction that I remembered
I was quite lost but deferred to you

When we arrived it was the same restaurant
But a different location from the one I suggested
I had not realized that it was a chain
Though our minds worked together toward a common goal
I thought time might be upon us to change place as leaders

Written on the occasion of my grandson’s twentieth birthday


6 responses to “Intersections

  1. a lovely poem and full of grandmotherly wisdom. Hope I can be the same.

  2. Resa says:

    Aww, so nice! You will both lead, now!

  3. Zee says:

    Aww! Happy birthday to your grandson form my side too! The poem made me feel warm and nice. I love it ❤

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