by Lawrence J. J. Leonard
There are all kinds of blankets to cover our sins.
At first we deny when the accusing begins.
If we are proved innocent or accusers flee,
young hearts will be protected with this simple plea.
People are complicated when families jest.
Sometimes we’re all punished despite avid protest.
It goes without saying, speaking up is a right,
but this does not protect you in an unfair fight.
A friend or a lover, acquaintance or colleague
can blanket the truth while keeping all from fatigue.
There is no escaping the reality here
as recording cameras dot our atmosphere.
When people use blankets they’re so oftentimes cold
from A/C or medicines or because they’re old.
There’s afghans and throws, ‘woobies’ and blankets with arms.
Fleece quilts and comforters have their own cozy charms.
The one I love best is not from material,
and it cannot be bought for any interval.
This blanket is love and it’s both priceless and cheap.
When given away it feels so good in one heap.
Blanket love is all colors for people and pets.
You cannot receive it by coercing or threats.
When you cover me I am protected and strong.
My love gives you comfort, encouragement and song.
Copyright © 1960-2016 Lawrence J. J. Leonard All rights reserved.