12/13/12 Poetry “Meant To Be

Meant To Be

You and me were meant to be
Now you are our family

Sent by chance, loved by choice
The missing link–Gods work, of course

When youth was here two blessings were given
Sad to say no girls from Heaven

There was a plan from up above
One I had no thoughts nearly of

You came to me by way of birth
Your parents trusted us at first

At the time God called your mom to home
She gave me Mike to have and hold

You came later, a fate to be
And now a daughter you are to me

So much love and gratitude I feel
Loved and cared for, that’s the deal

Grateful for your mother’s love
You and Mike fit like a glove

It was to be four, not two
All because of Mike and you


11/12/12 Poetry “On This Day”

What a day, so filled with joy,

A promise made by a girl and boy. How crazy was this? How long did they wait?

Way to long as she had primed him with bait.


He was steadfast, intent on the prize

To be sure there would be no life-long surprise.

When the question was asked, she knew from the start.

That this would be a future with strong, loving heart.


In 1980, on September 6,

A vow would be made without any tricks.

Friends and family around in their grandeur galore,

Would wish them a life full of love; alone never more. 


And today, here they are in 2011, to announce continued love through worse or for better.

Bumps on the way, there surely would be,

Yet, here, on this day ”He’d still marry me”.


So they sit on their porch, wooden rockers in tow,

Ice cold lemonade in hand and

Growing corn in a row.


And the story goes, as they’re not yet near through.

Grandkids to come and their lives renew.

Wrinkly, bald and chubby they’ll be

With giggling babies they’ll bounce on their knee.