All the pictures I have of family on the wall|
Can be counted on two hands,
I have a large family and keep most of their photos in an album…
So I can hang pictures on my walls of different landscapes
And natural wonders throughout this land.
You see, I only have a one-bedroom apartment
So wall space is limited for me,
I've hung some picture poems of mine and my dad’s...
Photos of family and friends too...but some...are yet to be.
Sad to say, I don’t have any children or grandchildren of my own
Since I never connected with a LOVING man after the BAD one,
IF I HAD…my walls would be LOADED with special moments
Of my children and grands just as you probably have done.
But since this was not the case, I enjoy traveling...
Through my landscapes...
Dreaming of being where I can feel the spray of this ocean,
Or imagining standing in front of this powerful waterfall…
I call this mind traveling…to which I entrust my devotion.
I would love to walk…
Through this gorgeous field ofred poppies at dawn,
Or to see these Northern Lights up close…
Knowing that in my painting...their colors…will never be gone.
I know I can always enjoy this river bed painting
With trees full of vivid fall colors all around,
And if I concentrate hard enough as I look at it…
I’ll be able to hear the rushing water sounds.
I look through my family album ever so often too
And enjoy seeing pictures of my ancestors, family and friends,
Mostly I am happy to relive the memories of our youth...
Sometimes it gets me to missing the ones who have passed on
That I was close to…but I'm still left smiling in the end.
Do you see these snow-capped mountains here…
Reflecting in the still waters of this sky-blue lake?
They’re breathtaking and it makes me feel good to look at them
Which I might do for a long while when I need a break.
I've recently begun rotating the various landscapes I have
Making it so I can take a different trip every six weeks,
I enjoy the changes in every room of my apartment this gives
And since I’m still too poor to travel for real…
This affords me the pleasure I seek.
For the 'All the pictures_________on the wall' Challenge
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