The Wrinkles – A reflection

The Wrinkles found on page 24 of part one of in her book of poems titled My Dream Is Bigger Than I  Memories of Tomorrow  “You will need your own copy of this book to view the full text of this poem.  I limit quotes for the purpose of discussion and to follow copyright guidelines that allows for limited quotes.”

This poem The Wrinkles consists of two stanzas with seven lines each.  The photograph I choose for this reflection is of my son by a shipwreck off the coast of Inisheer from the Aran Islands – Ireland.  The good news is no one died during that shipwreck which is a very old shipwreck.  This poem The Wrinkles talks about old age and couples growing old together.  To me that ancient shipwreck represents the passage of time via the dry rust on that old ship. We enjoyed our time in Inisheer and my son enjoyed climbing up those rocks to see that old shipwreck.  It was very sunny that day and hot which for Ireland is unusual. I will talk about this poem now.   Wrinkles in human beings also represents our older years and the passage of time.  The wrinkles speaks to the grief of grandparents who lost their grandchildren to abortion. . Grandparents who had no say were given no voice lament the untimely death of their grandchildren.  The first line opens with “Childhood weeps…”  “I ask your old face to salvage wrinkles for me..”  “and I could perceive your grief.”  I limit quotes to follow copyright guidelines that allows for limited quotes for commentary.  If you have your own copy you can read the whole poem.  On page 24 of Part One.  The second stanza ends with “When the future becomes the past, together we grow old.”  This poem laments the loss grandparents experience and their grief.  For grandparents were not given a voice either in the holocaust of abortion.  This reflection is for all the grandparents who grieved and do grieve the loss of their unborn grandchildren destroyed before their time annihilated by abortion.  Now to lighten the load I started a Tea Time with Sulam section on my YouTube.  This Tea Time is a series of short talks while I have a cup of Tea or Coffee.  I also started a Story Time section on YouTube for the same purpose.  Something my family taught me was the value of story telling and I heard many stories growing up in Ireland.  In fact in School in Ireland I loved the story time the best when our teacher would read to us from a book fascinating stories.  I am grateful to be able to tell my readers this that I loved school in Ireland and that my experience in the Irish School system was decent which sad to say is not the case for many other Irish children who suffered horribly in the Irish School system.  My home life was miserable for years so much so that school was an escape for me.  I absolutely loved school and would explain why I completed six years of college fairly easily despite serious problems of my own during my college years.  Enjoy my Story Telling Playlists here:

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