Changing Times

Changing Times

A Poem by Diane Lockard

Throughout the years, families face changes; some are known, others not until they happen...

Seedling to bloom - a sunflower on a sturdy stalk holds its head high

Fields of cotton spread out of sight, waiting for harvest

Tantalizing smells of bread baking waft from the outdoor kitchen
A flamboyant rider and a magnificent stallion appears
Reminder of a alabaster statue, sleek, displayed in a Roman chamber

A stately woman, a young boy in her arms, steps out on the porch

He gracefully dismounts and hurries to greet them, drawing his family

Into his arms, “I have waited impatiently for this moment.”

Tears in her eyes, “We have missed you too,” his son reaches out to him

“The cook has prepared a variety of festive dishes for your return."

Family enters their spacious home, unaware of the changing times to come

© 2016 Diane Lockard

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Added on October 27, 2016
Last Updated on October 28, 2016
Tags: Changing times, family, values, past, future


Diane Lockard
Diane Lockard

Moroni, UT

Thank you, friends, for exchanging stories and poems, plus reviewing my writing. Memories of growing up in Montana - My Mother's Hands, On the Road Again about family reunions, Discover Life's Treasur.. more..