I Had in Mind

I had in mind to do a funny post.
to spin a yarn,
and craft an amusing
tale of kids
and airplanes.
A tail of kites
and cats.

But melancholy
descends in the hours

Remembrance of childish cares
fading into the long afternoon adult worries.

The heart looks back,
while the mind sees the horizon.

Stand here and remember the
child who was.
See the youth walking down
the long corridor of learning.
Imagine the man who will be
here too soon.


July is the month for kids.  Today we picked up the first grand child from the airport.  He’s here for a long visit.  His two younger brothers arrive in 10 days.  Since they live on the other coast, we don’t get to seem them as often as we’d like.

This morning, just before going to the airport, I sat down to write this week’s blog post that was going to be titled, “Camp Gran,” but this came out instead.  Perhaps on another day, after a bit of fun, hot dogs and too much pop corn I’ll be able to give you the tour.

I won’t be publishing as much over the next few weeks while enjoy what time has been given us.

Till next week,

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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25 Responses to I Had in Mind

  1. I had in mind to read a funny post 🙂


  2. Hi Andrew. Thank you for liking my poem Bigfoot! Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

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  3. Hi Andrew. It was great. Enjoy the time with your grandkids. Thank you for liking my poem A Lovely Daughter! Peace and Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

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  4. koehlerjoni says:

    I love the poem. It all goes way too fast, doesn’t it. Have fun with the grandkids. I’m so looking forward to that stage of my life.


  5. Wonderful poem, Andrew! I don’t have grandkids (too soon for that) but I do have young adult kids and this made me think of them, as well…enjoy your visit!


  6. LuAnn says:

    Nice poem Andrew. Have a wonderful visit with your grandchildren.


  7. nimi naren says:

    Enjoy the time Andrew.


  8. jfwknifton says:

    Enjoy your time with the grandchildren Being a grandparent is one of the best jobs in the world!


  9. davidprosser says:

    Savour every moment Andrew. We’ll be waiting to hear all about your Summer experiences when you have more time. I enjoyed the reflective moments in the poem.


  10. Ron says:

    Enjoyed your post Andrew. Looking forward to “Camp Gran” later this summer. Have a great time with the grandchildren!


  11. artseafartsea says:

    Loved the poem. Made me reflect.


  12. How fun for the grandson, some alone time with his grandparents, before the rest of the crew arrives. Have a wonderful time, Andrew.


  13. Enjoy your time.


  14. HAve fun with the grand kids…as far as the top poem… the battle for our minds is ongoing.


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