Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I love the lists! They Feed Imagination!

"Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible -- the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family" ~ Virginia Satir


"There's no vocabulary For love within a family, love that's lived in But not looked at, love within the light of which All else is seen, the love within which All other love finds speech. This love is silent." ~T S Eliot

"Here is my List~ Granny Jean, Jack, Love, Hope, Family~ see what you can do." ~ Camella

" I give you the gift of one word ~Fire!" ~ Anthony



I love the lists. I get them from family and friends and strangers. I get them from old spelling books sometimes if I am out of lists from people. I also like the word search word lists because they usually all pertain to a certain subject. But I really like lists that people give to me. I know they are excited to see what I can do with their words. And I am always excited too see what I can do with their words too. There have only been a very few times that I have not wrote from a list that was given to me. I have even wrote from one word lists. Words like fire, Anger, and even the word whores have been sent to me. I wrote for each of them. But today I am posting two poems. The first is from a list of words that Camella sent to me. A short lists as you can see. The shorter the list the harder it is to write. More words for me to pull from my own brain. The Second poem is from a one word gift from Anthony. I hope Y'all enjoy today's writings.
Have a great day.
Patsy


Not What I Had Imagined!

Delightful Meaty, spicy
aroma's spilled into the air
from the red brick Building
and I felt sure that the People
boating, on the two blocks away,
Lake were sniffing the air.
Head tossed back In awe
of the wonderful smells.

"Jack's in the kitchen"
I heard him say as they pulled
into the empty parking space
next to mine. Smiling!
Glad to see us there.
Frank was in Love.

Coming around the red mustang,
grinning, in his new blue jeans.
Helping His new love from the front seat.
Settling the Child upon his hip.
Natural, the way the three of them
seemed to fit. A budding family.
Camella smiled eyes filled with hope,
reaching out for Anthony. Laughing
as he threw his year old self into
her welcoming arms.

Laughing her way up the sidewalk.
Passed the pots of vibrant blooms
resting there on the narrow steps.
" Welcome Home" they seemed to say
in the bland neighborhood. Yellows and bright
reds tumbling from their clay pots.

I was a little bit afraid. About to meet
My brother's, new Love's family.
What if they don't like me I wondered,
will it make them not like him?
I'll be on my very best behavior!
I promised myself silently.
Just before Granny Jean threw
open the front door. Standing there
with pocket novel in her hand
and a welcoming smile in her eyes.

I was about to be introduced
to my new Lifelong friends.
Not at all what I had imagined.
But oh so much more than I had hoped.
I was their new son's little sister.
That made me family in the Brown House!

written By: Patricia Sawyer
11-4-2008
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Fire

fierce
inferno
raging and
engaging!

written By: Patricia Sawyer
2-18-2008

5 comments:

Big Time said...

Well, you did it again. Keep up the wonderful work. Love you! Reuben.

clare_stjohns said...

Patsy, I actually see this story. The building, the flowers, the car and ya'll. We had some good times as young married people, didn't we?

I know I don't have to tell you this, but my parents loved you and considered you a friend and family.

Thank you for the wonderful poem, I needed it and will treasure it forever.

Camella

Sunshine said...

How exciting to meet new "family". I always enjoy reading your stories!

Pblacksaw said...

Big time~ Thanks Reuben. I Love YOU!

clare-stjohns~ Thanks Camella~ I saw it as I read over your words. I can almost smell Jack's cooking even now! And yes we did have some great times ~frog gigging and fishing~ I loved Both Jack and Jean. I Love YOU!

Sunshine~ You visit me every day.. You can be my family too! I love people in general and am told that I have a way of making everyone feel like family. I am just me though. I don't have any plans to change me either! Thanks for stopping by!

Have a wonderful day!
Patsy

Sunshine said...

I would love to be part of your family! Thank you! I am sure you are just YOU and that is why you are so special...I don't think anyone would ever want you to change, especially me.

Keep on writing!