ZuZu’s Petals


ZuZu’s Petals
Lessons from “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Our sons had to be convinced
Watching black and white movies
Was worthwhile
This old tale and its characters
Caught them up right away
From steadfast George to evil Mr. Potter
They resonate in our hearts

What surprised me most
Was their response to Donna Reed’s Mary
As “hot”–where can we find one like her?
Her loyalty and love unequaled
Never wavering

I want to be like her for you
When things go sour
I won’t forget what brought us together
In the first place
I’m warmth in the middle-of-the-night storm
When you need shelter
I’m ZuZu’s petals in your pocket
When you are trying to find your way home.