This week ends with a poem. This wasn’t my plan originally, but lovely, talented poet Christy of Poetic Parfait tagged me for the writing challenge, ‘Love Ten Sentences‘ for which I have to write a poem about love within ten sentences and send the challenge on to ten other bloggers. I couldn’t resist. Thanks so much Christy, here’s my poem, which is about the love between friends and the passing years:
Once we sat with arms entwined upon the picnic bench, as shadows
of our children hurried by. There we talked and smiled and wiped
wistful tears from our eyes.
For there, against the ebbing tide, we also whispered of our fears and of
all that brought us here. We remembered, seared hearts filled with pain,
of loss both far and near.
The years crashed by as with the sea that pounds the well-trod shore, as shells
and pebbles cut into our feet. So sliced our hopes and pierced our dreams, though
not yet; not for us defeat.
For I remember another day when we sang of all we gave, though in return
we may never understand. Here, now, we rage against
the face of thwarted plans.
Listen to the lullaby of a child’s sweet song ringing out across the sea; a melody of love
mending broken, stolen hearts. The answer, my friend, was here all along,
as we leap into victory’s dance.
The ten bloggers I’m tagging are (and no obligation whatsoever):
Nadine at nadinetomlinson
Mihran at Mihran Kalaydjian
Andrea at Harvesting Hectate
Geoff at TanGental
Sarah at Sarah Potter Writes
Imelda at My Wall
Patsy at Patsy’s Creative Corner
Jane at Jane Dougherty Writes
YPrior at Priorhouse Blog
Jennifer at Jennifer K. Marsh
Have a great weekend everyone!