Voices on the Wind
Voices in Tribute
by Andrea Williams Reed
One 6 foot, 7 inch small - town young man,
entered a family.
A wedding in the spring,
made it official.
He fell in with the extended family,
with the care and tended the livestock.
Looked in on widowed aunts
Which endeared him to them.
Cooked, cleaned and cared for aging parents
Resourceful in times of bereavement and crisis,
always prepared with a dish and kind word.
Dealt with difficult people and situations,
with patience and an enduring presence of mind.
A natural arbitrator when conflicts arose,
And never complained of his role as the in-law.