will there ever be a time?


Will there ever be a time

When all of us will gather together—

In a church, in a park, in someone’s back yard–

– it doesn’t matter where, it only matters who.

I yearn for the togetherness we shared

When Dad died. When all seven were together,

If only for a few hours.

Yes, I know, we all live separate lives.

It is what it is, my son Steve would say.

This is what we are missing, being divided

Amongst half a dozen (or more) states.

If I have one wish in this lifetime

It is that we can all be together again,

All of us – the six remaining, our spouses,

our children, their children.

Together, somewhere, if only for a brief

Moment in time.

–Sandra Lee Schmidt Smith

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