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
"...He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion
until the day of Christ Jesus."
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