From a “Place” of Love

A Place of love …


(Just a little fun I wrote for “my” boy.)
It surely does mean a geographic term
Or maybe not we may soon learn
Can a heart actually be a place
Or is our heart really only a space

I ponder about such crazy strange things
Usually, great satisfaction is what that brings
And there I go again, things are things, not thoughts
Tying my place of thinking putting my brain in knots

The boy comes to me and he suggests
Out in La La land just might not be the best
Brooding on this has me all that concerned
Practical is what this young precocious lad has learned

Perhaps it is time for me to lay down the law
A place or thing is not just what he saw
These notions go far beyond what can be seen
Now, son, do you know what I mean

Of course, that fun little ditty did come from his query of me. But hey that is not fair at all. At nine he still plays make-believe and slays aliens and army guys. A billion toys and his for sure favorite is an old swing scythe handle that broke off. (of course, we do not include the occasional cardboard box.)
So here is this little smarty pants kid telling me to stay in a “real” place. My feet are planted firmly on the ground. Well unless you count doing a jig in the kitchen when I nailed a perfect omelet.

So could it truly be that love is touchable
And touching it are we able
I figure I am wrong in that crazy notion
It is backward like a harmful hurting magic potion
For I’m not without a single tiny doubt
I do not touch love, love touches me all about

Sometimes I embarrass myself to myself
Non-existent books of love from off my shelf
I read one cover to cover the other day
Only to hear my child once again say

“Dad you are reading a book and there is no book.”
For I know without a single tiny doubt
I do not touch love, love touches me all about


© 2019 Eric Dieker

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4 thoughts on “From a “Place” of Love

  • August 11, 2019 at 9:50 AM

    Eric it amazes me the lessons I learn from my children everyday! Funny, my son Elias (who is six) is also very practical. Your ability, to take these moments we’ve gained and create playful verse that finds itself in the deep end of the pool throughout takes skill. Very enjoyable, well crafted, and wonderful poetry. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

  • August 11, 2019 at 10:36 AM

    Jamie we are over the top. If we learn from our wonderful children they learn from life. My 9 year old is just on fire for lessons for me. I was just doing a great jig to a song from Zootopia – Shakira – Try Everything!!
    Let us try everything. Who cares?
    Thank you for your very kind words.

  • August 11, 2019 at 8:58 PM

    Wonderful piece Eric – just so you know it actually gets better with Grandkids….

  • August 12, 2019 at 2:13 AM

    Thank you. I have never met a person for the first time with my youngest who did not assume I was his grandpa. We are having a blast around here.


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