Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Happy Birthday in Hard Times

on July 3, 2020

Raise your sails high
But don’t pull up anchor
Keep dreaming and planning
This can’t last forever

Keep flow in your life
Laugh, enjoy your friends
Family spirit enfolds you
With love and uplifting

Amazing new things
Bloom in our culture
Hard times’ bestow change
Endurance conquers

Rejoice in small moments
Taste your good cooking
Connections are precious
Zoom where you will

I love you, Bobby
You’re so dear to me
Stay safe and healthy
Until good times roll

For my grandson on his twenty-first birthday

15 responses to “Happy Birthday in Hard Times

  1. Dale says:

    What a lovely birthday gift!

  2. Cethru Cellophane says:

    A few words Ina., This was wonderful.

  3. Lovely. A precious poem that will be treasured Im sure.

  4. Eileen says:

    Lovely πŸ™‚

  5. I love your grandson poetry! I was always going to write birthday poems for my kids, but they are hit and miss

    –liking this a second time in order to say hello, since we have not seen you in a while

    • vivachange77 says:

      Thank you, Rose. I don’t know what to write these days. I know I would feel more lively if I just started and let whatever came to mind flow.

      • I get lost too, when the words used to come so easy, daily, even in bad times. ESPECIALLY, in hard times. This is unlike anything I have been through.
        But I am not complaining. I have health, and so I keep going–

      • vivachange77 says:

        Rose, I’m sorry you are going through this “uninspiring” time in a way similar to mine. Thanks for sharing that you are having a difficult time writing. I think your writing is amazing. You seem to be in touch with relationships and use imaginative ways to describe them. When I wrote yesterday I realized I hadn’t lost my way. I feel somehow stronger today, though still in a little dark cloud. Yes, being healthy will get you through.

      • Thank you for this positive, hopeful, optimistic comment. Thank you for sharing. I imagine you were at your desk and a ray of sunshine fell over you in your writing room!~

  6. vivachange77 says:

    Rose, thanks for the lovely image of a ray of sunshine illuminating me.

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