SATURDAYS

 
 It’s hard not to love the world.
 A small boy at Dunkin’ Donuts
 all blue eyes - tousled hair 
 curls his toes
 on the rung of his chair 
 waves at me through the glass.
  
 Leaving Dunkin’, one dad
 holds the door for another as
 his daughter spins in her red skirt
 and her dark curls fly
 in a little girl’s flirt.
 Saturdays with her dad.
  
 How can I not love this routine 
 weekend trips with children?
 Media so rarely features bliss, 
 family outings, courtesy
 better than a kiss is the
 kindness and joy that hold us here. 

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Cynthia M. Sheward

Cynthia Sheward has written poetry since she was a child. She was born in Massachusetts but spent her young life in New Jersey. She applied her English degree from Arcadia University teaching junior-senior high school in Vermont the 70’s. In the 80s, she and her husband built their own house with their own hands in the mountains of North Carolina. In the 90s, she returned to NJ where she worked for a Fortune 500 corporation until her retirement. Her work has been published in Friends Journal, Evening Street, the Bennington Banner, Fiber Arts Magazine, the Mountain Times and various other print media. She currently resides in Jupiter, Florida.

9 thoughts on “SATURDAYS”

  1. I love your poetry…this short piece is so beautiful…

    Michael Cover 202-277-5692

    On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 10:47 AM A WELL-TRAVELED HEART wrote:

    > Cynthia M. Sheward posted: ” It’s hard not to love the world. A small boy > at Dunkin’ Donuts all blue eyes – tousled hair curls his toes on the rung > of his chair waves to me through the glass. Leaving Dunkin’, one dad > holds the door for another as his daughter spins in ” >

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