Smoky Hoss

Gold Star - 14,212 Points (01 may 1962 / U.S.A.)

Sweetest Days Ever Known - Poem by Smoky Hoss

Sitting in McDonald's
Watching my youngest / last
Frolic in the 'playland'.
I consume coffee, she drinks in simple joy.
Knowing full well
How so soon and suddenly
These days will sadly be all through;
I've seen the days
Quickly come and go,
I see adulthood, like a lion, charging us...

A repeat of when my first / oldest
Stopped playing in those children's
Care-free days and ways.
- Though I must confess
Whenever she still calls me 'daddy'
My heart says a thank you to God.
(Perhaps now, in some sense,
I begin to see, to understand
How He feels toward us.)

I watch her play,
Laugh and dance;
I love her sweetness,
Innocence and unconditional spirit...
With praise I give God thanks for them both.
And for the wonderful times we've had,
The times of youth, and the times beyond,
The past, present, and future.

Still, I cannot help but wish
These sweet, wonder-filled, loving days
Of beautiful youth would linger on,
And last a while longer,
Than they have.

I am so grateful for what has been,
And what yet shall be;
Lord, be with my children,
Your children, eternally. Amen.

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  • (10/16/2015 8:44:00 PM)

    Very bittersweet, very haunting..just like having children and having to let loose to let them find their own way..not easy to do. You've set some very true words down, but with a poets fine touch. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 1, 2011

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