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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Linked



Family and friends ~ 
an eternal chain 
linked ~ 
forged together
 by 
history
memories
time
heartache
play
children
marriage
tragedy
laughter 
and tears.

Rusty spots need 
oiled with affection,
resurfaced with gladness,
sanded with gratefulness.

This strength
weighs heavy ~
a heaping pile 
of glory
able to tug
us 
upstream
 against
the 
current. 

10 comments:

Maureen said...

I've missed your poems, and am glad you're back with one.

What a piece of machinery that chain must pull. Wonderful metaphor for the pulls and tug of family, how tough the bonds are to break. (It's the opposite of "broken" but I think it could go for the Blog Carnival today.)

nance marie said...

link of life and Love :-)

S. Etole said...

Yes ... it's good to have you back.

Chains can be powerful ... both ways.

katdish said...

Ah, lovely my friend.

Rusty spots need
oiled with affection,
resurfaced with gladness,
sanded with gratefulness.

Yes.

A Simple Country Girl said...

This is wonderful. I love the pattern your words made on-screen and in my heart.

BLessings.

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

You know, you're so right... We're linked not just by the laughter and happy moments. I think the strongest links are often forged during our toughest times.

I enjoyed your poem.

Laura said...

so glad
to be linked
arm in arm with
you, my rust
rubbing off onto
your shiny and we
hold heavy to the
music we make together.

L.L. Barkat said...

"against the current"

I liked that. And for some reason I love the word "against." :)

M.L. Gallagher said...

It is lovely to see you back!

And this poem is beautiful -- it pulls me into those chains and wears down my gritchy spots!

Cindy Sheridan said...

This is a beautiful poem, Kathleen.