August 3

Little Sister’s Getting Hitched

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Little sister’s engaged, oh happy day!

The cheer in her heart transcends cell phone waves

Tears run down my face replace words I can’t say

Hope and happiness alternate in waves

They compliment each other brilliantly

In teamwork and laughter their love shines through

Each wonderful, and wonderful as two

Challenges they will face resiliently

He being something quite special to this clan

Sarcasm and loyalty undeterred

And responsibility undeferred

A smart hard working military man

Oh how I wish them nothing but their dreams

And knowledge that life’s as great as it seems

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(A Burns Sonnet)

May 28

Happily Never After

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Reflecting on the dreams of many years ago

When we were young and still evolving

Love was uncomplicated, life was slow

Around ourselves the world was revolving

As we grew our relationship was dissolving

I know who I am now, what I treasure

And having this new life is a pleasure.

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(A Rime Royal)