Tag Archives: childhood


– Let’s skip this part.

– Tiny vulnerable infant not aware of the big, big world.

– Laughter, games and cheer with hits of sorrow that stain my mind.

Teenage Rebellion
– Hard work, broken hearts alongside musical notes and well kept secrets.

College Years
– Strong willed, eager, independent responsible adult-ish with not one but two degrees, what mighty times they were.

Young Adulthood
– Uneasy, anxious and lost in a forest of uncertain watching others settle into their nest.

The rest is still being written….

I don’t know what will come after this young adulthood season. What I do know is that wherever I am, I will always be better than I was yesterday. Each day gives us an opportunity to fine tune ourselves to finally be the best of the best. As a wise man once said

Be the best you can be, until you can be better.

A wiseman


Year after year,
my mother and I
would prepare
a feast the day before.

We’d make cheese cake,
apple pie, pumpkin pie,
horn bread, green bean casserole,
mashed potatoes, yams, dressing,
and so much more.

Her and I would be up
until the sun peaked in
the kitchen windows.
I’d clean the floor by hand,
then sleep until noon.

The house smelled of
a basted turkey
and warm yams.
Family friends,
would gather in our
southern California home.

Each talking to one another
before the feast began,
then all you heard was
clinking of forks against
the plates.

Happy Thanksgiving!


There I was from day one
by your side to comfort
you in your time of despair.

I watched you
grow and grow.

We shared lovely tea,
watched movies,
ate cookies,
and napped together.

I was there when
no one else understood.

Now you’ve stuffed me
into an old box
lost forever,
a forgotten friend.

Yet, I’ve still been here
from day one.

Does anyone else remember the bear seen in the featured image? It was made by Fisher Price called Rumple Bear Plush. I was given one from my Uncle/Godfather the day I was born. To this day, I still have this bear.

Image source.


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