Thru My Much Younger Eyes

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Forward: Three score and one day ago, my parents’ surname first appeared on the very deed which transformed one newly constructed, three bedroom ranch house into our home. Quite miraculous, considering their shared, humble, impoverished, public school teacher background. These three CliffsNotes style stanzas flip fastly thru the pages of our family history book.

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Nearly twenty-two grand times, planet Earth has rotated
Since renter ‘rents turned homeowners; pulled up stakes; relocated
With two hatchlings in tow, our fam of four played life’s game
Beatitudes cared for; vicissitudes overcame.

In due course, ailing / aging; commandeered mom and pop
The son became “parent”; trad roles’ age-old flip flop
Less lionhearted would’ve tucked tail; sped full tilt / run away
Yet, for all they had sacrificed; I had to repay; and stay

And so, time marched onward; on some predestined trip;
And since the ‘rents got “called home”, I now fly mother ship
My days of yore bedroom window; late at night still supplies
Vintage scenes to reminisce; thru my much younger eyes

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Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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