“Memorial Day”

_ Memorial Day _

My heart remembers

how to help save the earth…

_     _      _     _     _

 One must teach of life’s various wonders:

how the Creator blows the Wind,

sometimes destroying,

at others and all,


 _     _     _     _     _

 For even after destruction there is always rebuilding.

 _     _     _     _     _

 The Wind forever blows —

creating changes in its path:

bringing death to some

and then a new life to others.

_     _     _     _     _

Wind can blow down houses and tear up trees

but it also is what plants tiny seeds

that could later grow up into new trees;

yet, they must be in the proper place and soil

to survive,

least they be short-lived and quickly die

into the soil

to cultivate other types of seeds

the Wind carries to land

in its new earth.

_     _     _     _     _

People are the same —

they drift in and out

just like the Wind…

_     _     _     _     _

LaVancia Phoenix

May 25, 1998

(last journal entry before my son’s death)


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