Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Come to the Concert, Moms & Dads!

A-Poem-a-Day Until Christmas

Tomorrow, my nine-year-old granddaughter, Emelia, will dance and sing a solo
during the holiday concert at her school in Manasquan, NJ.
Maybe I can get a front-row seat!


As a mother and a father sit with other moms and dads
in a crowded auditorium waiting for their gals and lads

to perform at the Christmas concert playing flute or sax or drum
or caroling their hearts out, parents sit smiling, rapt and mum.

It doesn’t matter if their offspring forgets some words or squeaks
parents just keep snapping photos. This is one of life’s sweet peaks!

Observing, it occurred to me, when I give God stammered praise
or fumble with lyrics of a hymn, His eyes do not get glazed.

My prayer need not be eloquent; my song need not be smooth
God’s tender eyes are watching me; there is nothing I must prove.

As each loving mom and dad adores their child’s song, off key
my Heavenly Father knows my heart. He’s pleased to hear from me!

Maude Carolan Pych


Mark your calendar: The next poetry event will take place Saturday, December 17th, 7 p.m., at the ANT Bookstore & Cafe, 345 Clifton Avenue, Clifton, NJ. I will be joined by two poet/friends, Pastor EJ Emerson and Sister Jane Abeln, SMIC. Holiday music will be provided by Victoria Warne, Peter DiBella, Rikki Woods and Lidya Diaz. An open mic period will follow. Come, enjoy the festivities and the Christmas cookies, too! James Gwyn and Victoria Warne host this popular event on the third Saturday evening of each month.

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