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Zac's Lilies
by Alan D Busch

Friday, July 03, 2009
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Perhaps my favorite memory of Zac growing up ...


For Zac, My Younger Son and Youngest Child 

My memory of you when a boy I did teach,
of a human being I pray I helped you become.
Let your life reflect the divine spark in each
when the banality of others does us benumb.

Teary-eyed sighs on cloudy days recall,
a boy's freckled face crestfallen became ...
for plucking orange lilies off sun craning stems,
whose countenance shone neither remorse nor shame.

A lesson he'll recall from that day hence …
may many more days be his to see,
Respect all life from great to small, guard this lesson's value pristine,
Tend your garden until like a school it becomes
so tomorrow's children will have lilies seen.

Alan D. Busch
8/5/09

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 12/13/2009
Alan,
You know they didn't really teach this lesson when I was growing up. We use to peel birch trees, pick more berries than we could eat, and break the branches off the trees with a boomerang. I won't tell you the things my older brother did. lol. I like how they are teaching respect for life to kids earlier and earlier. This poem also captures a feeling of innocence. Great write:)
Sheila
Reviewed by Micki Peluso 7/5/2009
Alan,

That was lovely!!

Always,

Micki



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