February 06, 2009

Decades

DECADES

On the occasion of my First,
Dreams unfolded in branches of trees
Creation was a private world
Life was blooming...

On the occasion of my Second,
Love and marriage,
Dreams fulfilled...
Life was promising...

On the occasion of my Third,
A war endured, a family growing,
Art discovered,
Life was good...

On the occasion of my Fourth,
Kids become independent,
Art becomes codependent...
Life was full...

On the occasion of my Fifth,
The dreaded threshold to seniority
Passed unnoticed...
Life was art...

On the occasion of my Sixth,
Thought there'd be concern,
But so much to do...
Life still promised...

On the occasion of my Seventh,
The past is found in the future
Art has momentum...
Life is family...

6 comments:

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Beautiful! "Life is family, Art has momentum." Words to live by. Wishing you many more!

CMC said...

Wonderful and thoughtful, Karen.

Karen Jacobs said...

Thanks... amazing how therapeutic to look back and see the markers...

Mary Buek said...

What a beautiful person you are. . . Happy Birthday.

Karen Jacobs said...

Oh, Mary... the blessing of brevity! Only highlight the high spots ;-)

bridgette said...

Oh, I love this post so much! Happy belated birthday Karen!