Resting near my window sill is
The yuletide flower, amaryllis.
On Christmas Day it blooms, they said.
But now its petals open red.
It may have missed the scheduled date,
But such a beauty's worth the wait.
I'm Jerry Partacz, happily married to my wife Julie for over 40 years. I have four children and six grandchildren. I'm enjoying retirement after 38 years of teaching. I now have an opportunity to share my thoughts on many things. I'm an incurable optimist. I also love to solve crossword puzzles and to write light verse. I love to read, to garden, to play the piano, to collect stamps and coins, and to watch "Curb Your Enthusiasm".