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Silent Saturday

Aug 2, 2009

Another Saturday
the sun shining brightly
the radio raucous with song
the house deathly quiet.
My children grew up.
They are not here.
My purpose has changed,
like so many women
and so many men
who wear a brave face in their empty nest.

I’ve got things to do.
I can serve my community.
I can live my own life.

But the fact is
I miss them running around in their underwear
making noise,
eating bowls of cereal during Saturday cartoons
or plans to play somewhere.
Today there is eerie silence
and I don’t know what to do with myself.
Even if they were here
they wouldn’t be little any more.
I miss that.
On my lap with sticky faces and sticky fingers.
I was grateful at the time.
I knew I would miss it.
I never took it for granted.

Kimmy Sophia BrownKimmy Sophia Brown has loved humor and music and freedom for as long as she can remember.She is especially passionate about the environment and caring for animals.

She writes the column "From the Back Porch" as well as reviews of music in her column "MusicViews". Her goal in her music reviews is to introduce music she loves to people who may not have heard that particular artist or CD. For information about how to submit a CD for review, click here.

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