The geezer never has been much of a fan of poetry, and a few attempts to write in that format have ended in dismal failure. Over the past year of so, however, I've been delighted almost daily by the creations of Marc Leavitt, who posts his work at www.marcleavitt.blogspot.com
Marc occasionally puts together a lengthy work. I enjoy those, but prefer his briefer offerings. He has a gift for conveying a big message in a little poem.
My beautiful wife Sandy has been away for several weeks visiting friends and relatives in
These trips have been an annual event for a long time. Lake Michigan waters
permitting, she'll be back in our Michigan
home in two days, just in time to celebrate our 53rd wedding anniversary.
Inspired by Mr. Leavitt and the impending occasion and despite my numerous previous failures, I've decided to go for it. I hereby publish my first (and perhaps only) poem:
Your trip was barely under way
When life here ceased to be OK
How many times must I learn
When you are gone
I soon yearn for your return