Close The Blinds


Just a jumbled picture that wanted out….

He saw children all around him full of laughter
Homemade toys or whatever they could find
Simpler times, not feeling they’d missed a thing
Back when children showed respect and were kind.

Clothes were clean but there were no name brands
Thick soled shoes functional because they’re on sale
Always having food and the necessities for each day
Even if they hauled water into the house in a pail.

He smiled thinking of the cars they trusted to travel
Driving cross-country without credit card or cell phone
Knowing that should they break down or even get lost
They could trust a passing car wouldn’t leave them alone.

He knew he had shared his last story with the little ones
They’d now be left to forge out their lives on their own
He’d never held back from trying to instruct as they’d let
By his example and his mistakes, one way of life he’d shown.

His life was lived with the values those before had instilled
He passed those along, as he’d been compassionate and kind
Watching them out the window, his last breath with a smile
He didn’t see the tear fall as they closed the window blind.


About graypoet

Just one that at times puts the words to the page and lets them fall as they might.
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3 Responses to Close The Blinds

  1. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words says:

    beautiful words you have spun to honor the ways before life got in the way of living
    I remember those trips well
    you honor the man who could give no more….
    Thank you for sharing a piece of what life is about…
    Take Care…You Matter

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