Gone But Not Forgotten


How can I be so busy
When I have so little to do?
I can build a chest of curly maple,
But not do blogging too.

When we took a holiday,
And went to the golden state.
Genealogy and home repairs
Simply had to wait.

Splitting kindling and shoveling snow
Should never take so long,
That I no longer find the time
To keep things where they belong.

Frequent posting on a blog
Seemed to be going nowhere.
So why should I keep it up
If nobody would notice or care?

So postings got farther apart
Until there were no more.
And nobody really cared,
Like I said before.

But then, to my surprise,
A message came one day
That simply asked the question,
Why have you gone away?

Now my thinking had to change
And turn around a bit.
For someone actually cared
And thought I shouldn’t quit.

So now, G.P., I offer thanks
For giving me a lift,
And putting me back on course
From where I’d been adrift.

But don’t expect too much
Or set your hopes any higher,
For the truth is very simple,
I am no ball of fire!

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About authorjim

I grew up in the country near a small Montana town, I have spent a lot of time in the outdoors, working, fishing, hunting and camping but have always been interested in mechanical and electrical things. Most of my life has been spent in the use, care and repair of things mechanical, electrical an electronic. After being retired for several years, I began writing and published my first novel at the age of 79. Now, at the age of 82, I have recently published my fourth noveland it is available from me or from the pulisher or book distributor.
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