IT IS IMPORTANT
To have a vision
to sustain the effort
to see it all the way
Even when it seems
to leave you
Published first in Time Of Singing, years ago. I was in school when my father died, when I was 29. Now I am 62.
I am reprinting this poem for the one-word prompt LEGACY; as I think about different commitments and projects, over decades.
Sometimes goals need to be changed too, to be well. Sometimes I have needed to give myself more time, adjust my expectations, and/or be creative in a new way, as I age.
We learn and grow.
Three of my other poems, on this site, about life and change and hope:
Ellen Grace Olinger