Shared Moments Make Hearts Sing

The phones are ringing off the hook,

But smiling voices are all it took

To get me through prevailing cons and pros.


Another day’s work is finally ended;

Home with pay, the hearth is tended.

Rains have stopped, the children come and go!


You haven’t one to call your own,

But a neighbor’s child has safely returned home

From front lines, ravaged war-time ills and woes.


A note arrives from an old friend;

Her words intone a lilt once again.

Praise God! Life’s good and blessings overflow!


Simple pleasures, served to greet

Aunts and Grandma-types with treats:

Laughter, reverie and left-overs to go!