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Poetry

The ebbs and flows of marriage

A couple that looks married having a weary discussion
A couple that looks married having a weary discussion
Photo by Mike Lloyd on Unsplash

All the old memories and other images are done now

Flames traded for a reality lit with stability

The ones lost out and lonely from always wanting more

Find solace in each other while most crave being left alone

Blind to real love’s wonder, they sit in suspended silence together

A man smug, folding his hands behind his insipid head

We can distinguish now these affectionate waves

Crashing and receding as real love will

The same movements will prove too difficult for others

While we ride the storms out together


Not that daughters listen to their mothers

A mother standing in front of a cliff with her young daughter.
A mother standing in front of a cliff with her young daughter.
Photo by Simon Rae on Unsplash

I’d rather regret the things that I have done rather than the things that I have not done. — Lucille Ball

I am extremely blessed to have two sons and two daughters. In a previous article, I wrote about what my sons should know in order for me to consider having done this mothering thing right. Now, it’s time for my daughters to get some pointers.

Car Maintenance

There is not much I regret more in my life than the time I said no when my stepfather offered to teach me how to change my oil and fix a flat tire. …


Humor

He may be eight or 18 he turns into a baby immediately

A black and white image of a mother holding her baby son.
A black and white image of a mother holding her baby son.
Photo by Jonathan Sanchez on Unsplash

It’s funny how when your teenage or young adult son gets a cold, he reverts immediately into a child. …

About

Kylie Craft

Property Manager, Credit Specialist and Writer in addition to being a mother of four kids, two dogs, two birds and a turtle. Loves sarcasm, wine, and humor.

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