#30yearsapart

30 YEARS APART

 

It was a good dam photo- taken on a dam…30 years ago

The path their lives would take them…neither one could know.

 

His son’s life…barely beginning for he…just 10 years alive

with him…a strong, handsome and virile young father…who was only 35.

 

(With the glowing description of the young father…you all might not agree

allow him some poetic license…you see…that man…was me.)

 

A son and a father arm in arm…in the camera we were staring…

and as I look back on that photo I wonder…what in the hell were we wearing?

 

But this photo also makes me think how, in these past 30 years,

we’ve been there to help each other…to share our hopes and dreams and fears…

 

And when I look at the second picture…as in the camera we once again stare

I’m glad our fashion sense has improved…and now I wonder…where’s our hair?

 

But I also feel blessed to be standing there…free from troubles…free from harm…

standing as we once did…together…arm in arm…

 

Yes, we took two good dam photos…that soothes the soul and stirs the heart.

taken on an old dam…30 years apart

 

And I happily await the next good dam photo…

without any reservations…

without any fears

to be taken on that same old dam…

in another 30 years.

 

 

 

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