Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday - Just a Few Words... a Visit to the Old Pond!

"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm."
-Gabrielle Colette

"If I had taken a doctoral degree, it would have stifled any writing capacity. "
- Barbara W. Tuchman

"Optimism and stupidity are nearly synonymous."
- Hyman G. Rickover

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- The Pond-
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September Mourn

shriveling towers
serpent cheering- mobs rejoice
fisher woman cries

written By: Patricia Sawyer

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We only craved a toddy
something frosty in a glass

And then she came in sideways
all eyes were on the lass

We giggled from our corner
she put on quiet a show

She acted like she knew us
though how we didn't know

She waved and yelled a hello cheer
across the room she ran

She fell upon my sidekick
and grabbed her by the hand

" I disappointed Mama"
she whispered through the tears

I thought about my own Mom
now getting on in years

Her story wasn't new to us
we had heard it all before

In fact sometimes was our tale too
a time or three or more

She said "God brought me to you
can you help me find the way?"

"I've been straight a long long time
until I failed today."

We promised her that life is hard
and filled with lows and highs

Disappointment finds us each in turn
the bold.. the meek.. the wise..

We told the lass to raise her head
forgive herself and smile

Temptation lures us each at times
it surely can beguile

She begged us not to hate her
before we parted ways

I know my thoughts will dwell with her
for days and weeks and days

We only craved a toddy
something frosty in a glass

And then she came in sideways
Heartbroken little lass....

Written By: Patricia Sawyer

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Lin said...

I love the photo. I was thinking that Mary Oliver's "Mornings at Blackwater" would go lovely with that.

livintheblues said...

great looks so peaceful..:)

Con Artist Trickster said...

That picture looks so calm and peace. I'll be glad to take a break at such place sometimes.

Nicole said...

That photo is beautiful. I love it. There's a definite peacefulness to it. Maybe one day I'll have a place like that to escape to and recharge. That would be nice

tashabud said...

I enjoyed this poem very much. And the photo, too.