Another slow scenic Sunday ride with my dog and myself,
I was feeling humanly lonely and in very poor health.
We were on our way to see my wife in her burial ground,
Doing all the talking was I and Oscar my dog made no sound.
Paved roads ended and then came farm roads with caliche stones,
Landscapes so beautiful and I knew it was time to turn off the phones.
We had traveled through there many times and never seen anything,
But this time there were beautiful trees, nests, birds and their wings.
Wild purple flowers, magnificent green grass and many jackrabbits,
Animals eating away in their habitat already engraved in their habits.
Canals filled with cool water and turtles basting in the nice hot sun,
Parents watching over their children as they dived into with the fun.
Colorful shrubs blowing gently with the call of the northerly wind,
And when we arrived at the cemetery kneeing were those next of kin.
Sad and happy faces with tears rolling down their swollen eyes,
Hands waving and others blowing kisses as they say their good-byes.
I stand next to Janie’s grave stone and I read all of what was written,
My dog Oscar is playing in the grass with a wild white little kitten.
Rearranged the plastic flowers so they will look lovely in the vase,
Talk to my heavenly spouse and before leaving I wiped tears from my face.
On the way home we take a different route to have a different view,
My pet sees a galloping horse that to him is something totally new.
We both stick our heads out of the window to catch a cool breeze,
Knowing that in a few months winter could make it all freeze.
When we get to the house we appreciate the scenic tour that we took,
It will stay in our memories knowing the beauty is one for the book.
How healthy the ride as we saw things again that we really never saw,
Something we should all cherish majestically and not let it be a flaw.
Don’t always take everything for granted, go back to your roots and cherish what you have been missing. You will thank yourself greatly for it and you will smile again, forever.