By Caryl Clem:
Grandparent images, time bound perception
Colorful aprons, housekeeping armor
Sunday worship wear, high style hat fashion
High laced, freshly shined cleats, echoed on the wood floor.
Sunday dinner, family secret food traditions
Lively family issue deliberations
Sprinkled with storytelling sensation.
Heirloom handmade game board covers the table
Betting chips pair with the wild card shuffle
Game on, all out competition.
Later, embracing hugs soothed the pain
To a question without an answer, move forward
Believe in yourself, believe it’s yours to obtain
Passionate patience shaping every word.
A domain ruled by the theme, Welcome
Our door and hearts are always open
Pictures in weathered family album
Gray hairs shinning in the sun
Figures responsible for my surviving
Truly, my life’s silver lining.