“The Inevitability of No” – Original Family Poetry by Felipe Adan Lerma
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Poems for mom, dad, brothers and sisters, and extended family. Poems from 1994 to recently.
In process to become an Audio book before Christmas
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Reunions are for Reunions
Original Inspirational Poetry by Felipe Adan Lerma
45th High School Reunion
Yes, I was hogging the chips. And yes, I brought a pretty young thing to the dance. And heck yes, I definitely left room for dessert.
Linked to dVersePoets OpenLinkNight # 114 – Joe Hesch has an engaging prompt write up on creative balancing in one’s life. Few things have as much impact for re-evaluating the balance of one’s goals and life as a high school reunion. And I found that to be true on our first, the 10th, and our most recent, our 45th.
Below are two poems. My reunion poem from five years ago, my 40th and high school reunion. And one from this weekend, at my 45th HS reunion.
First is my most recent, my 45th.
45th High School Reunion
The lines were shorter than years past
And grumpier -
With a twinkle tease in the eye.
The decades long set from graduation
Snap closed to the present
With less shock and
Familiar faces from four and
One half decades
Returned and didn’t show.
Gone since Reunion 10
No explanation given. None asked.
We shared memories of
Those not returning
And told each other that,
What else would we say,
Would we want
And chosen to bestow
on each other?
Til next time -
It was good,
And be good again.
Maybe, even better….
© 2013 felipe adan lerma
The Middle Older Years
Most of us weren’t
part of the cool bunch
some of us
thought we were.
But we’re all survivors now.
Equal in time
the days and nights we’ve lived.
It’s good to feel recognition
to see the same smiles
stretch across our decades.
It’s good to say, “Hello.”
© 2008 felipe adan lerma
Other Creativity and Balance Poems :
namaste´- con dios – god be with you
*** INTEGRATING YOGA FITNESS AND THE ARTS
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