My Waltz With Life
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2014 - 56th Anniversary
I was born, Bronx, New York, in the year 'Thirty-Nine,
the first child with a brother who followed in time.
Ten years later, moved North, Hudson Valley, same State
where I've settled, lived on with my loved ones to date.
But when young, in my school, two fine talents emerged,
and my teachers took time to encourage my urge.
I enjoyed my young years while I painted and penned;
lots of canvas and paper used up without end.
At eighteen, I then married the love of my life
and enjoyed my new path of becoming a wife
to my US Marine, very handsome and true;
Paris Island, our home for a year, almost two.
By the age twenty-five, I was mother of three;
a fine son, two sweet girls, a complete family.
We worked hard every day and our life was so good.
I wrote poems and painted whenever I could.
Later, painting with oils was the pastime for me
and I studied six years at an art gallery.
Varied art shows, displays, and a job filled my time.
Soon I sold many pieces, and life was sublime.
Yet, the years went by fast and at age thirty-nine,
I enrolled in a college to study part-time.
Six years later, I earned my prized English degree—
a BA—and a Minor in Business for me.
Then my pictures with words replaced those done thru art,
and I soon published poems of life and of heart.
Yet along in this time of my great writing spree
I worked hard every day as our business VP.
For a full twenty years, we worked hard faithfully
after hubby retired as the Chief of FD,
selling our fire equipment, all types, big and small
to FDs, factories, district schools, and the malls.
Our dear children all married with families too
are involved happily in whatever they do.
Happy grandma of five—late twenties to eighteen,
and one granddaughter married two thousand thirteen.
We retired, sold our business thirteen years ago,
still so busy with life, with its ebb and its flow.
We are proud and so blessed and thank God up above
for our days and our life of good times filled with love.
Sandra M. Haight
Premiere Contest: Where Are You From
Sponsor: Joseph Soper
Contest: Bio of a Poet
Sponsor: Tammy Reams
Form: Anapestic Tetrameter (12 syllables, 4 feet per line)
Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2015