66

66
In need of an elixir
66
In need of a fix

66
Blowing out a candle’s wish
66
Still picking up sticks

66
Feeling sick
66
Each day, hit or miss

66
Not convinced I’ll get there
66
I am halfway there

66
It’s my Daddy’s birthday
66
My Granddad never passed

66
I can’t comprehend
66
My Father is now

66
Feelings are mixed
66
The body plays tricks

66
One day I will be
Still holding her hand
When she is 64

66
My kids they will be
When I am 66
41 and 38

33
I need an elixir
33
I need a fix

Four Feet and Then Some

Eight years old
that’s halfway to 16
a teen behind the wheel
for the first time
a junior in high school
a virgin no more
but, whoa, hold on, we’re not there yet
only halfway
eight years old
only second grade
four feet and then some
50 pounds
still has most his baby teeth
likes Pokemon, Star Wars, Marvel, and DC
he is innocent
pure
young at heart
wise beyond his years
he is my son

and me,
I need to slow down
and savor this present age

Love in Ten Sentences

Love is a beating heart, though it may skip a beat
Love is drying tears from your lover’s eyes
Love is breakfast in bed, extra care when sick

Love is passion inside a vacuum

Love is saving the last slice of pizza
Love is doing things you don’t want to do
because you love the one you’re doing them for

Love is acting and not asking why
Love is sacrificing self for happiness of loved

Love is empty without loving self

“But we loved with a love that was more than love—
I and my Annabel Lee.” —Edgar Allan Poe, “Annabel Lee”

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So I was tagged by georgetteann for this challenge: Write a poem about love and title it “Love in Ten Sentences.” It must have 10 lines, each 4 words long. Every line must contain the word “love.” At the end of the poem, you must include a favorite quote about love. Then challenge ten other bloggers.

I nominate the following:

https://cmrsyk1985.wordpress.com/

https://brudberg.wordpress.com/

http://glassstaircase.blogspot.com/

https://jaywalkingthemoon.wordpress.com/

http://www.waystationone.com/

http://www.tashtoo.com/

http://beachanny.blogspot.com/

https://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/

http://chromapoetica.com/

http://www.runawaysentence.com/