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    BUILDING MEMORIES

 

“I wish you’d read to me awhile.”

My daughters often said,

So I’d tuck away the mending

And read to them, instead.

 

“Mom, can you play a game with me?”

My growing son would ask,

So I’d put aside the sweeping

For that far more urgent task.

 

We often sat with drawing books,

Coloring in designs,

While laundered clothes awaited

Their turn upon the lines.

 

There were times the sink held dishes,

‘Though I didn’t like such piles,

So I could romp and play outside . . .

Rewarded by their smiles.

 

At times we’d lie upon the grass

As cloud ships sailed on by,

While the beds awaited making,

And dust was left to lie.

 

Nothing’s changed by dirt or dust,

Or bed that lies unmade,

But the hours given to a child,

Build memories that won’t fade.

 

The most important times in life

Are the hours wisely spent,

When shared with a little child,

For they are heaven-sent.

 

 

5/22/97    Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

 

4’th. … Indiana NPD – 2001

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