Monday, July 18, 2016



It's that freedom of childhood:
raised high, secure.  Knowing
Grandfather won't let go;
playing "I Spy"

when laughter erupts.

It's horizons, youthful and old,
merging, finding common goals.
Trading preconceived notions of boring
for adventure tapped

when living begins.

It's finding joy in each other,
guidance along rocky paths,
a safe place to rest one's head
Of a wisdom shared

when love uplifts.

by Margaret Bednar, July 18, 2016

This if for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Weekend Mini Challenge - In the Market for Poems". - exchange, bartering, promise - "an exchange or promise made by ... someone.   We recently stood atop Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina and soaked in the view.   I like to think this poem represents the Mountain and Grandfathers...

Note:  Yikes!   When to use semi-colons, colons, and dashes.  Looked it up and still not sure I understand.  Grammar head I am NOT. :)


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Margaret, is that your photo? It is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! And your poem is very wonderful, especially when I learned that Grandfather was a mountain. How very cool.

Mama Zen said...

Lovely, Margaret, and peaceful.

Kerry O'Connor said...

You seem to find a stable centre in this scene - such a sense of wholeness.
Your little boy is growing so tall!

Magaly Guerrero said...

There is such hope in these words. A promise that tells the heart that it will be all right, if we only remember to value the things that matter... And the photo is amazing.

Brian Miller said...

Smiles. My grandfather was like that mountain. He was strong. Never too emotional, or physically loving - he had his rare moments. He was a fireman, and his heart for others spoke for itself. His death was a turning point in my life at an early age (12)...i have been to that mountain though, and stood on a few others as well. It is a relief to finally stand on top after the climb and receive the reward of the view. To see the world through the eyes of that sleeping grandfather.

Thanks for popping in margaret. hope you are well.