National Poetry Writing Month- 2017
REQUIREMENTS: Today we were asked to write a poem that is a portrait of someone important to you.
A Reflection of Me
Nine-to-five was never enough
His schedule was 3:30 or 4 in the morning
It wasn’t that his passion was for work
His passion was for us… providing
From painting barn roofs to farming, car maintenance and mower mechanics
He was a master of all things placed in his hands
Then arriving late after supper, greased toes to nose
He would always find time to eavesdrop on our plans
Never was rare one-to-one involvement. That was just not him.
But he knew my every game outcome and every personal gem
Now, laid-to-rest when I see him to speak and commiserate
It is I, the shy-one’s double, who often comes in way too late.
Written for The National Poetry Writing Month- 2017