Monday, July 14, 2008

keep me here

11/26/2001: later that evening...

there are things that keep me here

like dusty roads in the cool moonlight
closing my eyes and filling my heart with happiness
and my lungs with queen of the night

late afternoon breezes through rustling grass
a setting sun silhouetting a stately tree
before dipping away behind western hills

children struggling with buckets of water ½ as big as them
and bearing beaming smiles even bigger

and letters from home that make me wonder why
it takes distance to bring people closer together

and short little memories i didn’t know i had
to make me appreciate what i had and hadn’t

those things keep me here
so may God keep them coming

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