Saturday, July 6, 2013

Family Time

We'll shine as children do 
With that spark of hope in their eyes 
We'll play till the street lights say 
Come home 
The aroma of fresh dinner being placed on pretty tables 
I stare through the window of happiness 
Families coming together for an age old tradition 
No matter what man creates 
No matter how far from the social we as humans evolve 
We'll always have the interaction of family 
No matter the strain of the relationship 
They'll always be blood 
Blood is thicker than water 
But flows infinitely 
Tested by time 
Forged by love 

Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2013

Friday, July 5, 2013

Bitter Sweet Time

Life right now is bittersweet 
Filled with love and misery 
I wish I could rewind the clock, maybe get a better one 
One that told time I wanted 
Life gave me rotten apples and expected perfect apple pies 
I'll find a way to make them 
Even if it means killing precious time 

Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Good Ole' Days

Do you remember the olden days 
Are you just imagining yesterday 
Dreaming of a yesteryear that never existed except in the mind of the dreamer 
Do you remember the good ole days 
Or was it just imagination 
A child's wonder that couldn't be shattered by a horrible reality 
When you could play outside on a lazy summer day 
Never worrying about life, just expecting it to last forever 
Or till the streetlights saved you from the whooping of a lifetime 
When the crickets and frogs sang songs in the middle of the night 
When life seemed to flow without interruption 
Yea, I remember the good ole days, or what we perceived as good 
Maybe we were naive, maybe lost in thoughts consumed with what we're doing for the summer 
Maybe today's child has an understanding they need not have 
Maybe they just need to be kids again 
Maybe just maybe 
They can enjoy the life of a child 
And not worry about the mess the adults have created 
Just maybe 

Tony L. Jefferson, Jr. 2013