Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Long Shadows

As Elton said
 “don’t let the sun go down.”
Last night as it rested briefly
 on a grove of trees
a melancholy hit me in the
eyes right below the visor.
If only I could hold it up with a tripod of candy canes.
I like the feel of shadows rolling out like cookie dough.
I wanted to pull the truck over
and grab garbage can lids
and old pie tins
and child shaped
have at it.
Cookie cut my
children out of the
silhouette of my truck.
All those evenings out
helping Santa git er done.
I missed many winking suns
with the children. 
So now you golden sphere
I ask you for a continuance.
Please, just ‘til I get them cut
out and laid within
the light of my heart.


  1. Beautiful, imaginative poem that speaks to the heart about what is most important in life. Excellent work, Jerry.

  2. I think you need you need those silhouettes because they are already in your heart. Good poem, Jerry.

  3. i like this a lot jerry - many beautiful lines like
    holding melancholy up with candy canes and shadows rolling out like cookie dough... and hope it's getting calmer now and you can spend more time with your fam

    ...and thanks for coming back on my "lost coins" - think you were spot on with what you wrote..

  4. smiles...this has a really warm feel to it...and i hope you get your request of the golden orb...

  5. I thought Elton sang, "Don't let your SON go.." (Oops!)

    Nice One Shot, Jerry!

  6. I liked this. There are times when you want to freeze-frame you can get back to it when you have the proper time. You captured that essence perfectly, Jerry.

  7. yes jerry they grow up too quickly
    can I borrow your cookie cutter please

    Have a Happy New Year with that wonderful brood of yours

    Moon smiles

  8. It all over now Jerry....enjoy those children they are gone to soon...and Christmas keeps coming even after they move out....bkm

  9. Good imagery wedged into the lines. Solid piece.


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