“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

3.18.2010

However Long it Takes

tonight a quiet night,
maggie asleep, asleep oh in my lap,
a siren in the distance,
life so fragile all around me.
it breaks all the time.
one night too cold
and
flowers don't bloom.
one night too cold
and
a heart doesn't open.

i have warmth in my house though,
and if something breaks,
i glue it back together;
i have friends who will hold me
until the glue dries.
however long it takes

16 comments:

  1. "friends to hold until the glue dries". what a great line.

    my word verification was "rested" - i rarely see real words

    hope you rest well tonight. : )

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  2. ...until the glue dries.

    I think this sums up the last 15 months for me, thank God for friends and for glue, without either we would simply be broken, thanks for the reminder. .. Would you mind if I reposted a bit of this on a blog for my Mom, she has terminal cancer and without friends .......well I don't know where we would be.

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  3. this is wonderful.....and again so raw and honest.
    i think i'm the hot glue kind of friend....it takes a few seconds for me to take hold, but then I'm there for the long haul.....elmers, no.....tacky glue, no.....yep, i'm sticking with the hot glue :)

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  4. Such a beautiful spring image...and I think your friends are your glue!!!

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  5. the picture is lovely and eerie and then lovely again and fits what you wrote so perfectly exactly or maybe vice versa...

    glue is good. you might still be able to see the cracks afterward, but it allows you to function. and sometimes the cracks just add to your beauty.

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  6. your photo looks like a painting .
    your feelings a canvas as well . words to linger on this day

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  7. until the glue dries and then some, my love.
    xo

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  8. echoing all of the ladies who have arrived here today before me and joining in a big glueball of a hug!
    xo

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  9. big fat tears welling up in my eyes, sooo grateful for friends and glue and your beautiful words and images.
    xoxo

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  10. Indeed a warm embrace from a loving friend can hold us together when we need it. Lovely photo ~ deep thoughts.

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  11. That is such a pretty photograph and so perfect for this well-written post. The magnolias look like pink flames amongst the bare branches.

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  12. So beautiful... I pray that the warmth comes back...and stays for awhile. xo

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  13. * you hold a bit of my glue *

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  14. I am in love with the soft colors of this image. One of my favourite trees. So delicate.

    Life really truly does feel fragile doesn't it? It's an unsettling thought, and a comforting one at the same time.

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  15. wow.

    i think that has to be one of the most beautiful things i've ever seen written about friends.

    thank heavens for friends like that. i'd be broken and in pieces without them.

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