Listen up. A couple of years ago, The Daddy was in Palm Springs, California. He was sitting on a stool at the end of a dim-lit bar called The Hogs Breath Inn, which is owned by movie actor and director Clint Eastwood.
The Daddy had said some things that could have been hurtful to a friend. He felt bad about it. So, while sitting at the bar, he wrote this poem. It was advice more for myself than anyone else.
Mind the Heart
by Mac Walton
In the morning, at noon, and
Late at night.
On weekdays and weekends when stars
warm and heal til dawn’s early light.
On anniversaries and special events
When the heart’s love rises high
Its guard slumbers low.
When the marriage, like oxygen, becomes
Staid and routine, the mind weary and slow.
Before divorce, before anger
Seethes above the crying just below, before
Winds take love to a place you once
Dared not go.
copyright 2008 by Mac Walton, Cultural Dynamics Inc.