Precious Moments

The crying of a child
Frustrated by life
The laughter and giggles
When all is right again
Songs that are played
When special times arrive
Feelings of joy and endearment
In the faces of our loved ones
The peaceful quiet
At the water’s edge
The smells of nature
Lingering in the air
The arrival of hope
Against the fears and dismays
The passing of the old
And those we care for
Watching our young
Grow up unto adulthood
And bring forth a new generation
To guide and protect
These are the precious moments
Etched in our memories
Until time is lost

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Medically retired from the Army with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia, I have travelled across the country until finally settling down in the mountains of NC. I have been seperated from my wife since 1996 and have become the best of friends ever since. I have written four books and hope to write 1/year from now on.

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  • CanyonWind
  • Many thanks POP’s

    – JRGarland

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful thoughts JR, precious moments indeed. I love the question you ask, makes one evaluate and look deep within. :-) x

  • Many thanks Lisa. I love to make people think.

    – JRGarland

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 3 years ago

    precious, JR

    holding my mother’s hand,
    listening to my children talk about their lives and loves
    laughing with friends
    writing x

  • Awesome moments!! Many thanks Lisa.

    – JRGarland

  • shootback
    shootbackalmost 3 years ago

    Great sentiments, JRGarland!!

  • Many thanks Todd.

    – JRGarland

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful words my friend!

  • Many thanks Pamela.

    – JRGarland

  • Rhinovangogh
    Rhinovangoghalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful piece JR. Pure Zen….. Nice.

  • Many thanks J. Very much appreciate it.

    – JRGarland

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 3 years ago

    very good

  • Many thanks Antanas.

    – JRGarland

  • Rhenastarr
    Rhenastarralmost 3 years ago

    Congrats on your well earned feature. Beautiful sentiments my friend so wonderfull expressed.

  • Many thanks Marie. Very much appreciated.

    – JRGarland

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful poetry JR..full of thought…awesome my friend….

  • Many thanks Rocky. You made my day.

    – JRGarland

  • YouBet
    YouBetalmost 3 years ago

    So many memories common to us all recorded in our senses—smells, sounds, feelings—more than in our thoughts. Is time ever lost?

  • Time is only lost when memories fade. Many thanks Lin.

    – JRGarland

  • I should have said … Time is only lost Where memories fade.

    – JRGarland

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