Thursday, May 21, 2015

Don't Blink!

In the blink of an eye
these two young men have grown, flown and shown
each other
that they are not just fair weather friends.

In the blink of an eye
the gangly pre-teens,
proud of their morning meet-ups
and independent treks to middle school,
have morphed into bearded, muscled and competent young men.
Young men glad for that day off from work so they can
meet up
on the golf course.

Together they've survived
break outs and heart break;
known burn out and had money to burn.
There have been hang outs, bail outs and even a falling out...
or two.

But at the end of the day...
at the end of yesterday,
there they were...
still hanging out.
And cooking out.
    {feeding me instead of being fed by me!}
And though smokes, scotch, and steak tips have replaced the
skinned knees, secrets and sodas of years gone by....

The smiles remain.
The friendship remains.
They don't know yet what this mother's heart knows...
They have held on to the best of themselves and
to the best of each other...
and they have no clue that it's all happened
in just the blink of an eye.

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  1. he's learning what he lives....the great example that has been set for him!!!

    such a cute picture!!!!

  2. I loved this poem!! I just heard that Kenny Chesney song yesterday, Don't Blink. It makes me misty every time.

  3. Barbecuing and cigars...those ARE manly men!

  4. A true, real, friend is an amzing gift of life!

  5. I am coming to you via You'll Shoot Your Eyes out recommendation. I love this post, what a beautiful poem, essay or what ever you call it--Beautifully written.