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I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed. Joel 2:25-26
My grandchildren will not say,
“Grandma always said ...” or
“Grandma always did it this way ...”
They don’t know me.
They see my mess, now,
after a quarter of a century of care-giving;
And that 'says it all' for them.
Maybe, one day, they will wonder
(try to figure out who I was)
And yearn a little, as I do now for them,
to know the inward thoughts.
There are words that will never be said,
places we will never go,
songs we’ll never sing;
memories we can never make, now.
I hope and pray for their families,
and my genes, that
they never have to say,
“It’s too late.”
© 2007 by Joan Clifton Costner
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