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Saturday, November 17, 2012

"And Know They Love You"

Yesterday's post, "Teach Your Children", 
reminded me of a poem from the early eighties.

"And Know They Love You"
            (for  Glenda)

Pregnant at eighteen and then again 
before another year was out,

she told me once
that she had thought about giving her children away 
and joining the Weathermen.

It is a night sixteen years later: 
    we have taken over the stereo 
    and are playing sixties music.
    Crosby, Stills and Nash come on
    and when they get to "Teach Your Children Well" 
    I watch her son reach out and take her hand 
    and hold it while they sing,
    quietly, together. 


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