Monday, November 13, 2006

"Friends and Companions"

This week, One Deep Breath suggests writing about "Friends and Companions".
A great prompt. I was looking for a way to write about my weekend in New Jersey with my aunt and her friends.

niece journeys by plane
lightning delays flight 'til
morning losing time

artist, principal
friends, early days of teaching
laughter surrounds them

niece's pace faster
turning, sees, aunt walking slow
lessons on aging

sitting side by side
back church pew, Thanksgiving prayer
friends many decades

niece asks "remember"
looks up, sees her nodding off
dreaming of yesterday

women walking slow
raindrops slipping off slickers
wind blows words a far

movie, concert, meals
conversations in-between
wishing for more time

bridge, laughter, trips, art, tea
witnessing life’s transitions
friendship paints pictures

aunt, niece attending
historic church, singing hymns
praying together

niece returning home
a single tear slides down cheek
memories hold fast


susanlavonne said...

This is a beautiful remembrance and tribute to your aunt and friends.

Jodi said...

Thanks for taking us on your trip with you!

Sandy said...

What a nice way to remember a visit! I really like this.

megan said...

tears trickle down
memories hold fast
really nice contrast

cloudscome said...

My favorite stanza is the one with the raindrops slipping off slickers and wind blowing words a far.... great job!

Mary said...

I agree with Megan. Nice account and a great ending. Keep writing.

LauraHinNJ said...

Nice visit to NJ!