Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Journey

I started to say I stumbled across this wonderful blog but then realized there was no stumbling.
As I am learning to walk this new life of pain and waiting I am steadily seeking God. He is so good, so faithful! He has led me to such wisdom and love in so many blogs. I have been especially blessed by this one "Seedlings in Stone"

The author L.L. Barkat proposed a writers challenge, I thought I'd try it so here it is.

I close my eyes and I can still see...

The Homecoming

Tires crunch against tiny rocks
ears like minutemen jump to attention

clinking jangling keys set a tail in motion

with one swift twist levers give way
the knob turns as the door opens

licking, wagging, jumping, barking, yelping

dust and fur float through the air

highlighted by the setting sun streaming through the kitchen window

kicked up by happy paws and work boots

welcome home my friend I've missed you


Gail W. said...

Oh, this was so much fun! I have my own little tail-wagger who makes homecoming a delight to my soul. My teenage daughter once accused me of caring more about the dog than about her. I responded, "Well, at least the dog is always glad to see me."

Liz said...

I love it, Tina. I know this story! I knew you then. Beautifully written. I will take the challenge!

L.L. Barkat said...

Love the ears that jump to attention like minutemen, and the way the sounds of your keys turn his (her?) attention the way they can turn a lock. The "licking, wagging.." set all in a row like that really shows the motion/emotion of this moment.

Which is to say, really nice and I'm so glad you played along. : )

Liz said...

Hey, I did it, the challenge, that is. I am not happy, but enough to play with and a good practice, for sure. I need a topic that has more substance I think. Fun.

grey like snuffie said...

Well this is fun...oh to be able to write like this. I'm so glad God sent me your way. And by the way...you look WAY TOO YOUNG to be close to empty nest time. Hope you enjoy it as much as we are...we've only just begun. Nice to meet you, I'll come peeking back into your world again.

Gail W. said...

Hi Tina! Thanks for coming by my place today. Stop back by when you get a chance - I posted a response to the comment you left. Peace out, Baby!

Tina said...

thanks Pam for the compliment, I definitely FEEL old enough to be so close to the empty nest! I am looking forward to more time with my main fella. We spend much of our time together now watching the boys athletic endeavors. It will be nice to find some other things to do together. All in good time.

Billy Coffey said...

This is very, very good...