Sunday, January 26, 2014

the ride



To have a child borne on your watch will be the most stupefying experience you ever have
All those things that you thought were of importance
They still are but the love will take you further than you thought you could go
In your feelings and in your heart, you will know the fight for peace
You will know all those things that make a man stand his ground
Or run if that is the thing that is needed at the time
To know the difference is one gift that keeps on giving
Anything that keeps on keeping you living is worth all the gold in the World

The eyes and feet of that tiny body are what grasps you and takes hold of you
Apparently a newborn can only see in black and white and roughly six inches from its face
But we know we can see the gifted baby adopt a thousand yard stare
Or his eyes find yours and there is a flash of something beautiful
And you wonder what the purpose of your life was before the immediacy of this
Soon he will be asking for the keys to the car
I shall look back on these first days and it will seem like it was yesterday
Such is the way of things
I am looking forward to the ride...

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