NAS Prompt 12 Moving
Moving on my own, determined and excited,
thrilling new adventure taught me
all the basic things new brides learn —
take charge of many household chores.
Moving into a home of our own
a two story home gave us lots of room
so we filled it with babies, every year or so
a home that the children still love.
Moving on, as in divorce, I did that once.
Misery and grief — survived and grew stronger
Eight years later, wounds had healed, kids had grown
chose a better match.
Moving through the familial losses —
Happy losses to marriages; I approved of every one.
The sad losses were in death; Mom and Dad and little Mari, too
Celebrate their lives, and let them go; to whatever Heaven holds.
by Nancy Ann Smith