Standing In The Gap

Dedicated to my grandchildren.

You are small, now,
and I am big.
So big as to seem to you
to be invincible,

But Time has his hand upon us all.

You mentioned heaven...
How can I portray the inexpressible
to your infant minds?
trusting for permanence
but unable to grasp concepts.
While my desire is
to allay your fears?

So I write...
that I will always
stand in the gap
for you.
Here, or there
makes little difference.

Just as my father does for me
I will in turn
do for you.

What resides in the mind
and heart
is beyond corruption.

Last thing at night
that this
is true.
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Standing In The Gap - Alison Stormwolf

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