Treasure Island

cheryl davis miller

(2/26/57 / America)

Day to Day Notion


I watched her as she changed the bed
third time so far today
Then hurried to complete her hall
so she could help with trays
She smiled and gently broke the grasp
of Joe's gnarled fingers
Choked back a tear her pain was clear
there's no time to linger
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I watched him wipe the sweat away
with one brown wrinkled hand
Then give the motor one more try
before he rose to stand
He gathered up his well used tools
to put them all away
Sighed and said, ' Tomorrow old Gal
will be another day.'
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We share a day to day notion
doing day to day chores
Simply going through the motions
and trusting in the Lord
Who has promised to the faithful
an eternal reward
For our day to day devotions
to family and Lord
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I looked up to see her coming
noting her halted gait
Smiling at her table as she
sat down the steaming plates
Her mind was filled with many things
her job, her kids, her bills
But all that she could think of was
that blister on her heel
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I saw him in his uniform
of greens, and browns, and tan
A handsome young American
a military man
With gun at side, and heart in hand
stood to greet another
He only wants to do his job
and go home to Mother
~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We share a day to day notion
doing day to day chores
Simply going through the motions
and trusting in the Lord
Who has promised to the faithful
an eternal reward
For our day to day devotions
to family and Lord.

c.d.m.08

Submitted: Sunday, October 27, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 28, 2013

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