I’m kicking around the idea of making Saturday Blog entries a showcase for poetry. The poem below, entitled “Five” is one I wrote about several years ago for my step-daughter. It addresses the blending of our families, in simple prose.
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Once upon an August day
I happened on a family,
A father and his lovely girl.
Familiar, at once, they were to me.
Two daughters I’d had all along
Bright and loving, brave and strong,
And somehow yet,
Our hearts and lives had space to fill.
As time went by, soft memories stacked
Like building blocks placed back-to-back,
Like traveling to places far away
And salty, swimming beachy days,
Talking together and movie nights
Laughter abundant (occasional fights),
All knowing each other deeper each day
And loving each other
Could it be that the whole five
Would find a way to survive
As not just two
And not just three
But as a God-shaped family?
Once upon an October day
We became that family,
A Dad, a Mom, three lovely girls
As it was always meant to be.
I gained a husband that day tis’ true,
And I’m blessed to be his wife,
But I gained a daughter, too –
Bright, loving, brave and strong
In my life.
– Jana Greene