Friday, March 18, 2016

"Surprise" ~ Five Minute Friday 3/18/16 #fmf

The cloudless cerulean sky stretching in all directions.

The whispery turquoise roadside wildflowers,
 seemingly not beaten down by constant raging, passing vehicles.

The breathtaking, surprising difference to our
mundane ordinary.

The midwest hue of green
unlike any we've seen before, really

Impossibly neat acres of corn,
hundreds of acres...
Blowing by  windy interstate
following the ribbon of road
the red,
the classic red
and silver capped
They stand like distant sentinels 

For time marches on.

We'll remember this only
when we reflect back.
Not a cross word
a tense moment.
Those seem to be evaporating already.

No surprise there.

No, those memories that glow....?
The vapors of moments
the layers of time?
Those will shine
 with the grace and the quiet and the togetherness 
that we feel right now.

I know they will. 

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  1. Hi, Chris, I love meeting fellow poets and mama adventurers! "Those vapors of moments and layers of time" is my favorite part. The name of your blog is fantastic too. I love how getting out our surroundings obliterates the tension. Thank you for sharing your surprise. Your FMF friend in spot #9.

    1. Aw, thanks so much for the lovely comment and for taking the time to stop over....

      I'll be clicking over to visit you asap.

      God bless

  2. Chris, I am surprised at how you pulled this together in five minutes! I am so grateful at how the Lord erases the difficult, allowing our minds to dwell on the good.So glad He surprises us like this!


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