Country Porch (Reprise) – This is a beautiful poem from a beautiful writer on her beautiful site.

What does this have to do with self-help? Everything. That is, if you believe (as I do) that sometimes, you just need a break… a quiet moment… a safe space… to unwind, relax and enjoy.

Timeless Classics

I’ve lived me a good full long life
Ninety five years have come and gone
And more’n a few hundred things
Have I set eyes upon

I’ve seen birth, marriage and death
And ’bout everything in between
I guess there near ain’t anything
These old eyes haven’t seen

Now, take the piney rocker
That I am right now sitting in
This same ol’ chair was waiting there
Before my life begin

My momma nursed me in it and
My daddy bounced me on his knee
And filled these ears with everything
He thought a man should be

I listened with my whole small heart
And kept it in my growing mind:
A real man is a gentleman
Dependable and kind

As life pursued its curving path
I had to find out on my own
Some of those timeless wisdoms
That my old man had known

But now that he’s in…

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