Louis Gibbs

TO A GRANDCHILD IN PASSING

We are fortunate to have come together

In this, our brief day of life upon earth;

You, upon whom the sun now rises,

And I, upon whom it sets.

 

We meet as two travelers passing,

Both on a path of their own;

Your path, widening with promise.

Mine strewn with unfulfilled dreams.

 

My genetic code lives within you;

Please excuse the abnormal strands,

And make the best of what you've been given.

Reach for the stars ... I'll see you back home.

 

 

Comments10

  • FredPeyer

    Beautiful Louis! And it is also fitting for me and my new just over a month old grandson.

    • Louis Gibbs

      Aren't they simply wonderful!

    • Goldfinch60

      Super Louis, those stars will certainly be within her reach with you as her guide.

      • Louis Gibbs

        Thank you so much for this touching reply, Goldie. Much appreciated!

      • Michael Edwards

        Congratulations Louis on both the birth of your granddaughter and yet another great scribe,

        • Louis Gibbs

          Many thanks, Michael!

        • orchidee

          Lovely write and good news Louis!

          • Louis Gibbs

            Most kind of you to say so, 'O'.

          • Tony36

            Beautiful write

            • Louis Gibbs

              Glad you liked it, Tony!

              • Tony36

                Welcome

              • Candlewitch

                lovely poem, Louis, connecting the thread of life! congratulations!!!

                *hugs, Cat

                • Louis Gibbs

                  So glad you liked it, and saved it as a fav! Many thanks, Cat.

                • Santita

                  This is a beautiful write, Louis. I love the way you used the sun analogy :) Congratulations on the birth of your grandson! I hope you will give him this poem so he can treasure it forever.

                  • Louis Gibbs

                    So glad you appreciated it, Santi. I will take your advice. Cheers!

                  • Poetic Dan

                    Tingling all over what a beautiful writing, this means so much to me right now thank you.

                    • Louis Gibbs

                      I am honored that it meant so much to you, Dan. Many thanks for your comment!

                    • Fay Slimm

                      A wisdom-packed bundle of truths in this tribute to a precious newly-born family member - this I am sure will be treasured as your granddaughter grows my friend - a heartfelt gem which goes into my faves.

                      • Louis Gibbs

                        Many thanks for your wonderful comment, Fay, and for making it a fav!

                      • Heather T

                        This is a treasure. I'm keeping it.

                        • Louis Gibbs

                          I am so very pleased that it means that much to you, Heather! Thank you for this most gracious comment.



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