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Empty Nest
by Joy L. Hale
Friday, May 20, 2011
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One day I was feeling blue over my new status as an "empty nester." I think most mothers have experienced this feeling, perhaps some dad's also. Little did I realize the nest doesn't stay empty long! They came back with: friends, girlfriends/boyfriends, would be suitors for marriage, then the children and grandchilren that were to follow. My angst was all for naught... they have kept me busy since this poem was written.... thank God!

Empty Nest by Joy L. Hale

 

Empty Nest
Empty me
Gotta Find
A new purpose
Gotta find a
New me 

Children near
Yet far away
Family ties?
Guess that's passe'

Midlife crisis?
Could be
Empty nest
Empty me

Joy Hale
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Reviewed by steve Chering
1985? how did I miss that then? The answer is.. I was not even thinking of reading, let alone writing, at that time. But' Everything in this collection of fine words is without a doubt true! Speaking as a Dad of five, I know all these feeling! All except the mid-life part of course. Because, well; I'm still only 21 you see" er..Hang on one minute I seem to have lost count ..lol

Well done Joy.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Well done, thank you for sharing
In Christs Love
Michelle~
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray
Lots of humor in this one. Just when I thought I'd be "free" one came back. GET OUT ALREADY! I have not had the pleasure of grands yet
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Ah Yes! I remember those feelings too, Joy....then along came the nest fillers!!!! giggle.....and I wouldn't trade a second of it!

Anna
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by ANNA CLOUTIER (Reader)
JOY, LOVELY POEM AND SO TRUE...THEN WE HAVE TIME TO CONCENTRATE ON NEW CAREERS FOR OURSELVES...IT ALL WORKS OUT WONDERFULLY. BLESSINGS KEEP GOING MY DEAR FRIEND, ANNA
Reviewed by Laura Fall
A tender and heartfelt poem Laura
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Beautiful writing sweet lady....sighhh...stay safe and well...Hugss
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Very glad to hear the Angst Was For Naught!
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa
Nice flow, deeply gripping, thanks.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I love the way you have shared this theme, Joy. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Richard King
This was an enjoyable one to read Joy. Been there, but it was 25 years ago, It's nice when the granddaughters come to visit now though. Three of them (12 thru 17) all within 6 or 7 miles of me.

Nicely penned.

Thanks Dick
Reviewed by John Flanagan
Love the point of view, Joy,
and your fine delivery.

John
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
So happy that you have fared so well after the initial empty nesting period.
Blessings and Health Always, xx
Christine
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
Empty the nest...give them wings to fly, and they will return!
With maturity newly attained, and a new respect for You, Lady
Joy, no doubt for the love that is still there!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
I thoroughly enjoyed this poem and the love shown to you by your family. Thank you for being such a nice person.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson
You captured a lot of us with this fine poem, Joy.
The nest may be empty, but not your words. -gene.
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