There are more with a spark like the one you carry in your loving heart, so I know we will never be lost.
Don’t take your family for granted, because people who love you even after they know you don’t come along every day.
There is no one who comes here that does not know this is a true map of the world, with you there in the center, making home for us all.
Some Kind of Ride
feels like some kind of ride but it’s turning out just to be life going absolutely perfectly
Side by Side
We sat side by side in the morning light & looked out at the future together.
My dad always told me, the right tool for the right job, but all he ever had around were a few screwdrivers, so he ended up using the telephone a lot.
Riding the Pony
When I was younger, my favorite thing was riding the pony outside the Safeway. My dad always said I should save my money for something better, but I could ride for miles all over the West & always end up back at the Safeway & all it cost was a quarter & I still can’t think of anything better than that.
You may not remember the time you let me go first. Or the time you dropped back to tell me it wasn’t that far to go. Or the time you waited at the crossroads for me to catch up. You may not remember any of those, but I do & this is what I have to say to you: today, no matter what it takes, we ride home together.
I didn’t listen to him because he was my father
& wouldn’t know anything until I was much older.
He carried a ladder almost everywhere he went
& after awhile people left all the high places to him.
I was greedier when I was younger, he said to me, because I was stronger & could lift more.
He tried hard to tell the truth but it wasn’t always that obvious, so usually he just said the first thing that came to mind.
Believing My Father
I used to believe my father about everything but then I had children myself & now I see how much stuff you make up just to keep yourself from going crazy.