Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Room to Dad Left Alone With Baby 
A man sits alone in his room 
A father is left alone wit his baby 

The Room (Shakespearean sonnet) 

He sat alone reflecting on this room
This space which held such wonders of his life
This place where sounds of laughter were once rife
This trace is now his dark and dusty tomb
Was there a friend would meet his future bride
Was there that couples danced throughout the night
And there were William hid to stir up fright
Now there where shadows left him to subside
It seems that all have passed and gone their way
Their space replaced by echoes of some past
Their place in wonder was it meant to last
Their trace is now a part of his dismay
He sat alone when eyes began to close
And as they did the sound of party rose 

Words join to make a tale of a man in this Shakespearean sonnet. If we look at second beat of the quatrains we will notice a bit of word play. The whole sonnet seems a bit depressing, The very last line points to something different. We are given a small clue in the third quatrain. The words of the second beat (beginning with the second line) echo back to the beginning.

This sonnet was of a friend who spent his last days in alone his room. He had reached the stage in his life were everything pointed downhill. The promise of tomorrow was that he would be worse than today. His friends and family and I stopped visiting him. Sad and depressing end for everyone. For everyone except him. My friend ad lived a great life. A life that we, that I could only dream of. The reason people stopped visiting him was because he didn't want them to see what he had become. He wanted everyone to think of him as he was. He wanted people, who wanted to stop by, to use the time to make a memory. It was his memories that made his last days livable. Memories that lived on in the places, organisations and people he was involved with. It was a sad ending. But what a life! And when he died, his party went on. 

The message of this edition is simple. Make the most of this moment. Create moments that are important to you. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. What we do now may get us through tough times ahead. Sad are the days of "I wish I had..." Sure, we always have done things we wish we had done better. But the fact is that we did it at all... A fact of life is that we all die. Even if we believe in a "here after" the earthly person dies. But the things we do live on. We ,each one of us, are so important that existence keeps a memory of us. A memory that lives on. A memory that may lift us and others up when we are most in need. Now is our moment. Make the most of it, and Enjoy. 

How about a song to go with this: Brian Wilson "In My Room" 

Now let's switch to a mam alone with his baby for the first time 

The Glad Products Company is an American company specializing in trash bags and plastic food storage containers, originated in 1963 by the owner and CEO of the company, David Darroch. What does all of this have to do with a father alone caring for is baby for the first time? Proud father Greg and his daughter Brooklyn are about to show us.  
Admit it guys, we all have our own babysitting experiences. "Dad Left Alone With Baby! (Funny Ad)" 

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Erma Bombeck


  1. Yep, we could croak away any day. So have to enjoy the moment. Although the old saying of living each day like it was your last is dumb, in many cases your last day is going to suck, who wants to live like that? lol

    1. lol.
      Well put, with a touch of humor.
      Come to think of it, that's how life should be.
      Thank you

  2. Patt Hatt has a point. Enjoy what you can, when you can...

    1. ... to the fullest.
      But you knew that
      Thank you

  3. A friend once told me take comfort where you can and enjoy the moments as they are gone so quickly.

    It is sad to think this person wanted to live his last days alone, life is precious and we should not take it for granted. Just watch the weather channel and you can see how quickly life can take a turn. Breaks my heart I tell you!

    1. You have another friend to tell you make your moments. Great moments never die.
      Imagine, a life spent so real that no sadness can take away its glory.
      Thank you and enjoy your glory

    2. Martin, you have an amazing way of looking at life. You are light I believe, enjoy your glory as well!

  4. What a wonderful message your poem has, we do not know how many moments we have...