A year ago, I wrote about some fun times at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in a blog post called It Helps Us to Say Thanks. My brothers and I thought it would be nice to get a memorial paver there in memory of Mom and Dad. We suggested that memorials be given to Como in honor of our Mom who died last year. We recently submitted a poem that we all liked, but it didn’t get approved because it was too religious. It wasn’t really a poem: It was a prayer! Since the zoo is a public place, they said they could not inscribe a prayer on a paver.
So I wrote this instead:
Thanks Mom and Dad
For the family that we were with you,
And teaching us truth in all that we do.
By showing us what is wrong what is right,
And helping us keep our attitudes bright.
By having you laugh around our small brood,
It helped us to stay in such a fun mood.
By caring for us and showing the way,
Work is important but so is to play.
By loving the world in which we do live,
All of creation it helps us to give.
Kindness to people and animals too,
Tending the flowers and trees as did you.
By thanking the wind the sail that it blew,
Moving us along to explore what’s new.
By missing loved ones when they go their way
We do that now too, but memories stay!
Mom loved flowers and they both loved to sail. I thought this would be a nice remembrance! I hope Como thinks so too.