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a love like that

Father and Mother,
years and years have gone by
yet love has kept its home in your eyes.
You've got a love you can sink your teeth in,
you've got a love I can believe in...
Like fresh cut lilacs
and the swing outside
on the very best tree besides
the Cherry and Maple,
Bradford Pear and Apple
we all used to climb
in the summer heat,
running fast 
on dewy grass
wearing bare feet.

Dad and Mom,
we Maple Tree love you.
Although things have and will change,
something about your love
will always stay the same...

Small house 
in a small town
white-gold rings
and life's simple things
are what you're about.
Three kids who adore you with all they've got.
You're rich with what can't be bought.

You've got a love like:
that

I was four years old
with my two favorite people,
holding on to my fishing pole.
I hear Dad's laugh
and look, Mom fell flat
in the river
with water clear up to her shoulders 
and we all laugh.
Yeah, you've got a love like: that

You've got a love you can sink your teeth in,
you've got a love I can believe in.

Like huddling together
through a storm in the summer
looking at both of you I wonder:
Aren't you afraid of anything?
You...weren't.

After we caught fireflies
Mom, you helped me name mine 
and let me keep it inside.
You nursed Joel back to health
after the bee hive
and earring incidents.
Susanna too with her 'Job' blisters
and falling off the slide on her head
and you pulled out the stones in my knee
while I ungratefully screamed.
And Dad with your arms of love 
coming in for an 'everything's ok' hug.
Thank you for that.

Dad and Mom
we Maple Tree love you.
Small house in a small town
white-gold rings
and life's simple things
are what you're about.
Three kids who adore you
with all they've got.
You're rich with what can't be bought.

You've got a love like: that

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  1. Date: 4/11/2011 1:39:00 PM
    Touchy and moving write, joy