Poetry by Jim: Life changes

Life changes


you start in the belly
of your momma I suppose
move from womb to room
your life begins to unfold
you’re fed clothed and housed
by the architect of you
they are seldom right
this you know for sure


now your grown and gone
from the womb of their armor
you bear your own fruit
to guide raise and chasten
you find you’re seldom right
from tots of your own
this is a normal life
your learning as you grow


mom and dad were right
almost every time
you had to take their place
to see their work of love
identifying with your parents
comes to late for some
many child or guardian
don’t take this time to term
and never have the pleasure
to see their life change



Port Tobacco Marina from my houseboat.