Portraits of Living
She saw them in prayer at supper,©09/03/2016 Carol Welch
close to the end of the day,
their lives from early recorded,
when romance and attraction held sway.
Their portraits reflected a family;
she saw the swirl of their life.
Dinner under the chandelier's twinkle,
a cheerful time for husband and wife.
Each partner in solitude dreaming,
a child being held on a knee.
Who would think of grandparent-hood coming,
the heads bowed in prayer gratefully.
The times in between she would picture,
their hopes and their dreams coming true.
She saw in their portraits a life lived,
as she kindly wishes for all of you.