A Cloud or Two Ago


A breath.
Such a simple, simple thing.
Love so sublime,
the simplest kind
that life could ever bring.

A home.
A precious, honored thing.
Legs in knickers,
hearts that flicker
And Mama would sing!

Angels lo, behold this child!
Your heavens have no bounds.
His mark was found in a smile
On the Lord’s earthen grounds.

A breath to live, a breath away.
I’ll give my last for you to stay.
But we shall meet another day
when younger hearts can laugh and play…
And fields of lilies are no longer gray
with our steps still happy and gay.
With that last breath I should pray
that on that day you’ll hear me say

I love you Dad…..

Keep our hearts.



I’ve been so many places
In my life and time
I’ve sung a lot of songs
I’ve made some bad rhyme
I’ve acted out my love in stages
With ten thousand people watching
But we’re alone now and
I’m singing this song for you

— Leon Russell, “A Song For You”





About johnallenrichter

I am an aspiring Poet and adorer of life, a conqueror of nothing. However I am a champion curator of truth and friendship and hold both of those things most dearly to my heart. Welcome to my mind's eye. I hope you will enjoy what you may find and please know that you have a friend here. View all posts by johnallenrichter

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