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Licking the Bowl

on February 13, 2013

Admiring Family Ties

What common thread binds families together?
Must be those silent unspeakable memories
Which hide in the attics of our minds
Gathering dust, but never brushed away

Episodes of loving, laughing, defending each other
Strengthen emotions to immeasurable depths
Wanting not, wasting not treasured moments
That natural instinct directs along the way

Domestic chatter that may breed bitterness
Welcomes forgiveness with open arms
Knowing a quarrel is momentary
Quickly resolved and not for keeps

Times with friends, pets, even the common cold
Bare little resemblance to a naked forest
But instead resemble a sheltered canopy
To inherently stay even while winter sleeps

Recollections of coveting Mom’s cake batter bowl
Hiding tooth brushes, locking the bathroom door
Borrowing money without any vision of payback
Reveal frowns only later lifted with a kiss

Family ties shed radiant lights like chatoyant gems
Making us at our absolute worst look our best
Are never meant to be broken
And ultimately become bondages of bliss

©2009 Remembering
Sharla Lee Shults

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9 responses to “Licking the Bowl

  1. Micki Peluso says:

    Lovely! This brings back some wonderful memories!!

  2. I love this Sharla! MY GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD!

    On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 10:23 PM, catnipoflife

  3. lgyslaine says:

    you awake good memories to me 🙂

  4. Lovely, Sharla….happy families are so lucky!!!

  5. Alastair says:

    Brilliant, Sharla

  6. Teepee12 says:

    A very positive spin. Maybe that’s just what the doctor ordered 🙂

  7. Raani York says:

    This is such a beautiful impressive and memory loaded blog post!! Thanks for sharing this!

    • catnipoflife says:

      I remember my brother and I fighting over the cake batter bowls! Passed that jewel of a memory on to my children 🙂 Our middle daughter always wanted me to scoop out a portion of the batter and save it for her. She had rather have had the batter than the actual cake! Could you guess her favorite ice cream? LOL 🙂

      On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 7:06 PM, catnipoflife

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