Welcome to Voices

Spring 2007 issue:

The Cardinal by Dorothy May
Amen by Linda Weber
Wildflowers by David Orr
How Much I Care by Anderson McMahon
The Teachers by R. V. Schmidt
Those Thrilling Days of Yesteryear by Alice Spencer
Why by Leah Popper
What Makes People Happy? by Leah Popper
Dawgs in the Night by Laurelee Roark
Memory by Jo Chavez
A Painless Science Lesson for Kids by Bob Mason
Aleister Crowley by Lee Prosser
Replenishing the Dollmaker's Supplies by Ed Jacobson
As You Begin Your Twentieth Year by Ric Giardina
My Senior Moments by Miriam Strauss
The Rose by David Orr
Song of Jubilee by Anderson McMahon
Beau's Striped Sweater
by Leah Popper
Bubble Gum
by Leah Popper
The Writer and the Cricket by Lee Prosser
Helpful Hands by Ric Giardina
The Shoe by Miriam Strauss

 

 

 

 

 

As You Begin Your Twentieth Year

© Ric Giardina

 
 
 
As you begin your twentieth year — 
         the woman in you nearly grown — the little girl 
                 residing there exclusively not long ago 
                 making do as roommate to the memories 
                 that you, and I, and Mother share. 
And sometimes when that little girl appears — 
         framed in the light of your lovely woman’s face — 
                 it startles us with remembrance 
                 and then gratitude 
                 for who you were, 
                 for who you are, 
                 and who you’ll choose to be.