Katy McKenna Raymond  
Personal blog of christian writer Katy McKenna Raymond in Kansas City, Missouri

Personal blog of christian
writer & fallible mom
Katy McKenna Raymond
in Kansas City, Missouri

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The Legacy

Remembering nothing, 
I am his keeper. 
Feathery wisp, tinged with faintest auburn, 
Yellowed cellophane, 
Faded page, 
Mildewed book. 
Touching his hair, 
Long decades unmussed. 
Tugging it once more, 
Like the baby I was. 
Did he laugh? Or cry? 
Or pay me back? 
He died. 
Glistening, shimmering, 
Onto my brother’s lock. 
Onto this, 
My inheritance. 

Posted by Katy on 01/28/11 at 01:55 PM
Fallible Comments...
  1. Oh Katy... Please pass the tissue. You have some there in front of you, don't you?
    Posted by Sharen  on  01/28/11  at  02:40 PM
  2. Sharen, Bless you!!! (And not for sneezing....) I would happily share my Kleenex with you any day, my sister-writer-friend!! Thank you.
    Posted by Katy  on  01/28/11  at  04:18 PM
  3. Beautiful, Katy!

    My mother is in the NH with Alzheimer's and I seem to be the only one now who knows or cares about her stories. Regretfully, my only sibling was my sister who died at birth before I was born. My mother never talked about her but I think she might have in later years. I won't know now, so I'll just have to meet her in heaven.
    Thanks for your beautiful poetry today!
    Posted by Debra E. Marvin  on  01/28/11  at  04:23 PM
  4. This is completely beautiful, Katy. Thank you.
    Posted by Candace  on  01/28/11  at  09:12 PM
  5. Debra, Even when our parents become demented, they are often--I think--telling true stories. Maybe not factual, but still true. You are blessing your mom and yourself by being there and listening! And you are so right---there are some stories we won't hear until heaven. There's a bittersweetness to that, isn't there? I try to tell myself that every time I'm with Mom, we're writing a piece of a new story, one I'm telling even now....Bless you.
    Posted by Katy  on  01/29/11  at  06:45 AM
  6. Candace, You are so kind! Thank you, my friend.
    Posted by Katy  on  01/29/11  at  06:46 AM
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