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Family… (Writer’s Digest Poem A Day Challenge Day 20. Prompt: Family)

Wish, dream, plan, and hope.

Expect with fluidity.

Love with acceptance.

©E.D. Allee
April, 2014

Heading Home…



On the road that leads to home,
Anticipation builds with each passing mile.
Family just twenty-one “short” hours away,
Wider and wider grows my smile.

Blue skies, mountains, exotic rock formations,
My senses are on fire, surroundings fascinate.
Appetizers for the impending destination,
This road leads me home, and I can’t wait!

©E.D. Allee
April, 2014

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In Your Eyes…


In your eyes I see,
A light which outshines the sun.
I see laughter and a playful spirit,
And many beautiful songs yet sung.

I see strength for life’s challenges,
And hope for the future.
I see a heart impenetrable by darkness,
And intentions good and pure.

I see dreams untamed,
Wishes upon fields of dandelions.
I see intelligence surpassing average,
And poetic stories filled with rhyme.

Natural gifts and talents,
Creativity and artistic desire,
A fighter for self-expression,
A life-force on fire.

I see a star filled sky,
With your own constellations.
Open canvases awaiting your brush strokes,
A multitude of colors to paint your aspirations.

I see so much within your eyes;
All you need be is you.
I’ll love you forever,
I pray you see what I see too…

©E.D. Allee
February, 2014

Dedicated to my step daughter, nieces, and nephew… With LOVE from Aunt “E”


To be amongst the warmth of family
To know the comfort of familiarity
To see smiles I’ve longed to witness
From faces divided by distance

To experience the connection of embrace
An energy emitted by love in the space
To hear the laughter, radiant with light
And the unmistakable sound of a child’s worn out cries

To play goofy games for hours
Coffee with pecan pie
Streams of nastalgic conversation
A world of ice and rain outside

I’m blessed to be home for the holidays
Recording new memories and recalling old
Until we meet again in time
I’ll take my family with me when I go

©E.D. Allee

January 2014


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