Lego Memories

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Today I stormed a castle,

Razed a village and a farm

The knights with swords and sheriffs’ guns

Were helpless to my arm

I smashed a soaring spaceship

Trashed its tower full of lights

I tossed a school of children

They did not put up a fight

I overturned a city

with its office buildings tall

I leveled all its skyscrapers

tumbling as they fall

A house with rooms and furnishings

A highway and a crane

Unique creations pulled apart

Born from my children’s brain

But as I said goodbye

To every interlocking part,

I smiled as I wiped a tear…

What ends will bring new start

My “baby” is in middle school

My need for Lego gone

But now I welcome grandchildren

Who’ll sing their own new song

New toys, new books and new creations

All are on their way

And some old faithfuls will remain

And memories will stay.

I don’t regret the things we say

goodbye to when they’re done

Another family’s spaceships must be built,

…We pass it on.

Thank you kids, for all the times

You led me by the hand

To show and carefully describe

Each piece you’d placed and planned

The towers may have flown

now built on someone else’s floor

But each clicked piece’s love you placed

Lives in me – each day more.

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Malka Leah Josephs, as founding director of Creative Communications for over ten years, Malka Leah Josephs is a writer and lyricist, as well as a director and producer of innovative films, music videos and marketing materials for both the Jewish and secular world. Her acclaimed live productions have been performed at Lincoln Center, New York City, and The Orpheum Theater of downtown Los Angeles. A veteran teacher and school administrator for the previous decade, Malka Leah leverages her education background to create unique, entertaining and educational productions that lean toward the inspirational, musical, and laugh-out-loud funny. Malka Leah is also a professional birth doula, a wife, mother of seven fabulous humans, a grandmother, and a grateful contributor to Nashim Magazine!