Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April is National Poetry Month

I haven't been writing much poetry this past year with all the changes going on in my life, but yesterday I decided to write.  This one is not part of my collections that are available as e-books on Amazon. The Hebrew title is for the word "In the image" from Genesis quote.


We are made in the image of God according to Genesis.
Does that mean that now that I am old, God is old too?
Does God have wrinkles, aches and pains like I do?
I have led an interesting life and have no regrets
despite all the mistakes I’ve made.
Retirement has agreed with me and
I keep painting all the places we’ve seen
as we’ve traveled.

Soon we’ll be off to a new adventure,
moving cross country to join our family out west.
While it’s hard to pack up our 30 years in this house,
I don’t have any emotional attachment to it.
It’s been a good home to raise children and dogs,
and I enjoyed having my office here for 23 years,
while not having to work for other people.
I think home is not a physical place, but the
spiritual and emotional place with my husband
and family.

I’m watching the snow melt today and enjoying the sunshine.
My earliest flowers have blossomed in a sunny spot,
the others won’t be far behind.
I hope we’ll find a new house with flowers or a big yard.
Our pup will have his “cousins” around to play with and
I will have granddaughters and more family nearby.

We’ll be back every summer to visit our family
in New England, so I don’t feel that I’m leaving
them behind.
As I get creakier, I am also waiting for the arrival
of the newest granddaughter, who appears to
be a few days late.  I think about giving birth
to my children and all the changes since then.
She will also be in the image of God and I think too
about the cycle of life.  I hope her life will be easier
and better than mine has been.

L’Chaim. To Life!

*Genesis 1:27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

©Linda H. Feinberg