Reflections – September 9, 2021

Greeting the morning from my porch

gazing at the drought-yellowing leaves

highlighted by the rising sun

without a whisper of breeze to move them

muted calls from geese in a practice formation

flying toward the dark western sky

signals of the changing season

reflections september 9 2021

I realize how deeply saddened I am

by the growing distance and silence between us

work is my only solace

as it has been through the years

now especially so during these troubling times

of ever-increasing confusion and fear

looking deeper within for strength and vision

to keep walking this “lonesome valley”

17 thoughts on “Reflections – September 9, 2021

  1. Just early this morning, I noted in my journal, in a much more prosaic, even pedestrian manner than your lyric lament, my desperate need to put one foot in of another by going deeper, not further. Thanks.

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  2. Thank you for sharing!!.. the ole backyard here has gotten quiet over time as all my backyard friends have moved on to follow their destiny, but I don’t despair because “There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stopped the story.” ( Frank Herbert) and Fate be willin’ they will return.. that valley is lonesome only if we wish for it to be… 🙂

    Until we meet again…
    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life’s passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!
    (Irish Saying)

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  3. Good song and video. I assume you are thinking of your daughter. Hopefully it’s not the way people see during these troubled times adding to the distance.

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