Sunday, January 12, 2014

Wreath Penance - Mindful Writing Challenge

a scraping sound in the night
wind clanging through metal
long-ago gift from a friend
wakes me on stormy nights

though I vow to remove it
the kitty wreath remains
welcoming each new day
oblivious to weather
(and my sleep)


small stone

16 comments:

  1. Funny the things we choose to keep in our lives even though they clang. :)

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  2. awww. it is true - we hang on to things that may not exactly be 'good' for us. :)

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  3. The beautiful key to keeping this possession is "long ago gift from a friend". I have things I simply would never let go of...because they remind me of a friend.

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  4. Beautiful words, Barb, friendships are the spice of life that we do wisely to invest in - cherishing the moments long after, as memories does come back to us :)

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  5. Friendships that bring gifts, not to be discarded, will be cherished every day, both the gift and the friend. .Love the wreath. Greetings from Jean

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  6. I quite like your kitty wreath ... although I probably would not appreciate the clang in the wind. But a gift from a friend ... wonderful!

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  7. Sweet kitty wreath and a lovely gift. Have a great week :)

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  8. I so enjoyed this writing, Barb as it reminds me of some wonderful gifts I have gotten from friends that I treasure.
    Happy New Year, may you be blessed!

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  9. I would guess that the reminder of the friendship outweighs the loss of sleep. Beautiful stone.

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  10. How many familiar things over fill our lives because they were given to us by loved ones....thanks for visiting Barb. Yes, broke right wrist - a real pain trying to train the left hand! Hopefully the surgery will make recovery time less than if it was in a cast......

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  11. I love the sky blue wreath against the wood and how nicely the letters show up but good sleep is so important...

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  12. That would definitely stay on my door. The clanging is just a reminder of the friend who gave it.

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  13. Interesting how what can bother us at night can be a comfort (reminder of friendship) during the day. Way too difficult to discard.

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  14. Aww just secure it with another nail. :)

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  15. Clanging as a reminder of the 'important things' in life. Let it chime!

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  16. And friendships can bang away - reminding us of their importance. Hope the winds die down.

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Your comments are always "one good thing" for me!