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...Moments to Remember

Updated on January 4, 2019

By: Wayne Brown

A light sprinkle of snow fell on the night of my birth

A rare and enchanting sight in that spot there on earth

Mom always reminds me of that birth time in December

She says that it was a special moment to remember

Grandmother said I’d go to school to study medicine

Admittedly I was smart but not near as smart as Edison

But off to college I went…I was the first family member

Got my degree in four years, a moment to remember

And then came Vietnam and war’s dreaded curtain call

My mama cried; my daddy told me to stand straight and tall

Off to be an officer and flyer in the late days of December

My family praised those achievements…moments to remember

Love found me on the coast; we formed our marriage bond

Thirteen years and two children; a family living as one

Then divorce arrived and tore up all that could be rendered

Painful moments to endure; moments still remembered

With marriage, military, and war on the long road behind me

I set upon a decade alone; no chains therein to bind me

A time of mistrust and fear that doused love’s little ember

Moments spent quite alone; moments to remember

For a decade I lived in a small circle without an end

Then when I was not looking, I found a special friend

She was that special one; a love my heart to render

Not to be alone again; a special moment to remember

My parents lived long; my sweet mother is still alive

Dad died at eighty-three; mom will soon be eighty-five

At times I hear dad playing his fiddle in slow timbre

The times I remember him here…moments to remember

Life has been good to me; a bit rough here and there

I’ve had some bad but the good is the weighted share

When the time comes to end my life journey’s splendor

I can look back and see those moments to remember

Perhaps it will lightly snow on the day that is my last

The moment that I can look back and see life has passed

That tiny second when the spark leaves the cinder

Will my life be forgotten or be a moment to remember?

©Copyright WBrown2013. All Rights Reserved.

5 April 2013

© 2013 Wayne Brown


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