The best thing I have on a cruise is time. Time to laugh and time to cry. On boat days as we glide through the Polynesian waters time never hangs heavy....it allows me to reflect, to remember and to write.
I sit in comfortable sun
Below me lies the ocean
The waves break, the spray flies
And then I remember.
Pain, so much pain.
Everything in life I ever wanted is mine
I lack for nothing
Except for my children, and my dog
Holidays with them I remember,
Surfing, sunning, getting tanned
Laughter, the joy of seeing them grow
The pain of separation
And then their deaths, each one distinct and final
And still for me life continues....
There is joy, vast faith and love.
But one ingredient is gone
I am now childless.