Parent and Child for One Shot Wednesday 45

Parent and Child

Everything changes; your life
on temporary hold.
You mark time –
maintain the beat –
while you protect and teach.

You maintain the beat,
have protected and taught,
then temporary hold is released,
while you race to catch time.
But everything has changed.

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About jaytale

My name's Jill but I'm Jack of all trades and master of none. I've been writing, mainly poetry and short pieces for a long time and decided to concentrate a little harder to see if I can master this at least. I paint both the house and pictures when inspiration strikes. I am a country bumpkin who loves to be outdoors and enjoy meeting interesting people.
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5 Responses to Parent and Child for One Shot Wednesday 45

  1. hollyheir says:

    Empty nests don’t stay empty. There are weddings, grandchildren, and it’s all a joy to do over without the responsibility and the guilt and the disappointments, only the joy! You change direction, you find yourself again. It’s wonderful and still nostalgic and a little bit sad. Loved your poem. Thanks, Gay

    • jaytale says:

      Thanks for your kind comments Gay. Sometimes though there are no weddings or grandchildren and this can make looking into the future a little harder.

  2. ayala says:

    It changes in a beautiful way….nicely done!

    • jaytale says:

      Thank you Ayala. I’m sure this style has a name but I can’t remember! One verse is supposed to be a sort of reflection of the other but with a twist.

  3. jaytale says:

    That’s a tricky one Sally when you can’t remember.

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