Moving away from my family and friends.
Days are long, like having no ends.
So I sit and ponder just what can I do?
I think of ideas that are the usual few,
Sending cards, letters or a phone call;
There must be something else; it can't be all.
I miss their faces while I sit and think.
Then this idea comes to me in a wink.
I'll get a little book, the picture album kind,
Put in it pictures of family and friends I find,
Reminders then of birthdays and other dates;
To visit to a new home, a map inside waits.
A card with address and numbers of phone,
Now I look them up not feeling so alone.
Visiting, I update pictures or add a new face.
Not seeming far, I'm just at my home base.
© Copyright 8/1/1999 by Jean E. Gorney
Submitted on March 02, 2017
Modified on March 05, 2023
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|Scheme||AA BB CC DD EE FF GG HH X|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Stanza Lengths||2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1|
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