We wont be together with our family
on this upcoming Thanksgiving
because of published guidelines.
I don't like it but I understand
and we will comply in an effort to
My wife, however, cannot grasp why,
it must be when others are
with their family. She has advanced
Dementia. What you or I can
justify why, she cannot use logic
or reason. It's sad for her
and painful to me, when I see
her anguish about not seeing
Our ship was tied up to a
buoy in a lagoon of South Pacific Isle.
My shipmates and I had been
ashore. There were no commercial
boats for transportation. We had
specific departures scheduled
using our whale boat.
Larger ships had a "Captain's Barge.
Not us. Our was a whale boat.
A great time ashore but returning
to our ship, to our bunks and a hot
meal was in store. I recall
the trip once more.
Dear God, the Almighty, in heaven above,
Please help me understand the meaning of love.
Why the attraction, between woman and man.
Please dear Lord, help me now understand.
Enjoying being with someone, is not bad,
When away from them I feel quite sad.
It isn't romantic and it shouldn't be,
For it is in the attraction of physicality.
Is it because I hunger for words,
To share with others, sounds so absurd?
In any event, I must certainly see,
What love is, it will always be.