Saturday, February 2, 2008

From Sally (Tapert) Forrest

Bits and Pieces

By Lois Cheney

People,
People important to you,
People unimportant to you,
Cross your life,
Touch it with love and carelessness
And move on.
There are people who leave you
And you breathe a sigh of relief
And wonder why you ever
Came into contact with them.
There are people who leave you
And you breathe a sigh of remorse
And wonder why they had to go away
And leave such a gaping hole.

Children leave parents,
Friends leave friends.
Acquaintances move on,
People change houses.
People grow apart.
Enemies hate and move on.
Friends love and move on.
You think on the many
Who have moved into your hazy memory.
You look on those present and wonder.

I believe in a master plan
In lives moving people
In and out of each other’s lives,
And each leaves a mark on the other.
You find you are made up of bits and pieces
Of all who ever touched your life,
And you are more because of it,
And you would be less
If they had not touched you.
Hope that you accept the bits and pieces
In humility and wonder,
And never question,
And never regret.

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