a rainy day, so sorting upstairs closets that need it so bad
come across an album, filled with so many memories
i stop and sit, upon a bench by the bed, and look at all kinds
of pictures of my mom and dad, grandma and grandpa too.
some passed, way too soon.
now i know i won't be getting much done as i sit with love
that still is alive, in photos, speaking as it was yesterday
to a heart, who found childhood dreams, and hopes
in an album that was tucked away
i read the words under each picture,finding myself in perfect peace
joy of family once so alive, with Sunday dinners after church
gatherings of cousins, aunts and uncles, filled with so much meaning.
our hearts were always together in sweet accord
breath of life was in these photos, i could feel everyone
all around me, with song with the most enchanting cords.
oh Lord, how i thank you for my amazing family you gave me
but i know they reside now with you
i gently close the album and put it back behind the drawer,
where it was found.
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