I’ve had my share of necessary losses,
Of dreams I know no longer can come true.
I’m done now with the whys and the becauses.
It’s time to make things good, not just make do.
It’s time to stop complaining and pursue
The pleasures of an ordinary life.
I used to rail against my compromises.
I yearned for the wild music, the swift race.
But happiness arrived in new disguises:
Sun lighting a child’s hair. A friend’s embrace.
Slow dancing in a safe and quiet place.
The pleasures of an ordinary life.
I’ll have no trumpets, triumphs, trails of glory.
It seems the woman I’ve turned out to be
Is not the heroine of some grand story.
But I have learned to find the poetry
In what my hands can touch, my eyes can see.
The pleasures of an ordinary life.
Young fantasies of magic and of mystery
Are over. But they really can’t compete
With all we’ve built together: A long history.
Connections that help render us complete.
Ties that hold and heal us. And the sweet,
Sweet pleasures of an ordinary life.
Night time writings, leave me so drained at times. But, at least I am writing again.
Youngest is having more good days then lousy ones. Lack of sunshine does not help. I am starting to see that spark in her eyes again as long as she heals, I will be happy.  Grandson is preparing a speech the next 3 weeks, so I will be hearing lots about his topic…lol
Mom is good today. Told me, she is going out with her neighbours, so I could have the week to myself, I wish!
Seems to be going well today, my body is adjusting to the insulin, and that makes me happy.

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