Sunday

Warning Signs and Traveling Whines

Posted for a variety of prompts:

Camera Critters (photo/s)

Catchwords (“murmur,” “drowsy,” “bog,” “swindle” and “reroute”)

Easy Street Prompts (#303 – “warning signs”)

Matinee Muse (“bridging the gap” or “dangerous pretense”)

One Single Impression (“autumn”)

Photo Hunt (#128 – photo/s: “road”)

Scenic Sunday (photo/s - #10)

Seek the Lord Sunday (Scripture quote – below)

Slice of Life Sunday (“a slight indiscretion,” “a leap of faith” or “writer’s choice”)

Simply Snickers (“wait,” “war,” “water” and “write” or “right”)

Sunday Scribblings (“invitation”) NI+

Today’s Flowers (photo/s)

Weekend Snapshot (#54 - photo/s)

Weekend Wordsmith (“nothing”) NI+

Wordless Wednesday Sunday edition (photo/s)


Photo Public domain – Wikipedia Commons

(Scroll down for blog-prompt original photo)


"...He who began a good work in you

will carry it on to completion

until the day of Christ Jesus."

(Philippians 1:6)


Warning Signs and Traveling Whines –

Finding Grace Along the Way


The show invitation said “Nine.”

Departing at eight, we’d be fine.

Then, spotting the cones

And road closure zones,

We murmured to miss the deadline.


A repaving crew put us out,

While signaling us to reroute.

Though, drowsy, I drove

Past foliage-filled grove.

The trailer behind bounced about.


A slight indiscretion, wrong turn –

We rumbled along at slow burn,

With nothing to do

But bounce along through

And recheck the clock; live and learn.


So swindled were we and our freight.

The show fees we’d lose; none would wait.

And right from the gun,

We’d miss all the fun,

For we could not accelerate.


Still, somehow, our joy we re-found,

With autumn arriving all ‘round.

We gave up the war

Not irked anymore,

And noticed Creation’s background.


An old covered plankway stretched west

Thus bridging the gap o’er a crest.

We drove ‘cross the bog,

As the sun lifted fog,

Observing the scenery with zest.


We pointed the rig from frontier,

Surprising a full herd of deer.

Like water, they poured;

They bounded and soared –

A vanishing sight souvenir.


And although we scratched from the show,

We made our way home in a glow,

Unloading our mounts

And pleased to announce

More fun than the whole rodeo.


Photo c2008 by Nickers and Ink


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13 comments:

  1. One thwarted adventure leads to another one that is full of a different meaning--and fun. I love this and the tone. Fun and frustration and magic. Thanks.

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  2. Whew! You got all those prompts in and made sense doing it. Nice job. Sorry about your re-routing but glad you enjoyed the journey anyway.

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  3. Great job. You are a wonderful poetess.

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  4. love the poem and the scenic photo..

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  5. I can't believe you posted to all those prompts.

    Anyway, really enjoyed reading your limerick chain.

    Andy

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  6. That was a great tale, and well told!! You're a natural at rhyme!

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  7. A reminder that it is all about the journey! Really enjoyed your post...

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  8. Fantastic poem, I envy your ability to write such a thing.

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  9. not all who wander (even due to detour) are lost! you've found the important things...& shared them so beautifully, rhythmically

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  10. Now that is what I call multi-tasking poetry. :) It is lovely.

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  11. It truly IS all about the journey, isn't it? Loved it!

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  12. Stopping in to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving :)

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