Friday, April 24, 2009

Mountain Man

Bought this hydrangea for Easter- so pretty.
Still haven't planted, but will get around to it one
of these days! Am planning some gardening, but don't seem to get around to it. Has been pretty hot, guess I will have to set the clock to get up before it's too hot to work outside? Today is supposed to get to 85 or so. NO I am not complaining.

Was feeling pretty sad the other day and wrote this little thing. Sometimes it makes one feel better just to write? Maybe one day I will get better at it?

Why did you leave me?
I know the reason why,
but I can't forget your beautiful blue eyes
cloud over with death.

I'm having a tough time
especially during the night.
You aren't there to awaken
to discuss trivial & deep things.

You were a mountain man
in so many ways
not just in physical size & coming from Colorado.
Your calm soothing Burl Ives voice,
your gentleness & genuineness.
Your patience with everyone you met.
Your knowledge of the Bible
was what I wished I could get!

I know I'll meet you again one day,
but why does it have to be this way?
See ya buddy, confidant, friend,
lover, honey, my mountain man.
I know you're watching over us,
but sometimes the pain is more than I can bear!

It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.
Dr. Rob Gilbert

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.
Okakura Kakuzo


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry that the site was confusing. I have a new meme called Nature Notes that I post once a week for people to join and post about nature. That post is called a 'sticky post' and stays at the top of the blog all week and the regular posts go below it. It has confused many people...sorry about that... Michelle

Cactus Jack Splash said...

A wonderful poem. Keep hanging in there...

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for your pain. I know how difficult it is. I love the heartfelt sentiment in your poem. (I'm from Colorado too--born in OK but lived in Colorado for 36 years.)

Shoebee said...

Gosh mom- could it get any worse, and I was just starting to get out of that funk. Oh well, it'll be what it'll be. On a happier note, both Lizzy and Shell got an A+ on their memory verse this week.

Merci said...

Lots of love and prayers coming your way.

Anonymous said...

That made me cry.

mommanator said...

Sorry for the tears, but just how I was feeling at the time. Have gotten past that hump(for awhile?)
They say ya have good days and bad days

Kate said...

That poem was just lovely. You can write. Very well too. Thank you for sharing it with us. Sending hugs your way....

Sandy said...

Oh wow, your writing gave me must be so hard at times.

Patty said...

Beautiful flower and lovely poem. Happy week-end.

Anonymous said...

This is such a wonderful heartfelt poem and I think it's very good...hang in there...hugs..Michelle

Craver Vii said...

Very nice. The part about the Burl Ives voice makes me feel like I knew him a little bit. The Lord cover you in His tenderness, Friend.

Pax Romano said...

Ahh Mama Jax, that was beautiful and heart-felt.