Folks, I’m amazed I’m even posting, but PAD means exactly that – a poem a day for the month of April. I KNOW I HAVE NEGLECTED RESPONDING TO YOUR COMMENTS FOR THE PAST FEW DAYS. I humbly ask for your patience: It’s Holy Week. Tonight, I am coordinating the ritual portion of a Seder at Lake Edge UCC. Soon I’ll respond, I promise.
Today is a special day for a very special friend. This is her story…
She’s moving again
Unsettling – like the trap door
fell out from under
her well-worn sandals
How many times has she
Called Two Men & A Truck?
They know her by name
But this time is different
New, her own sweet space
New keys, placed in her palm
by friends who love her
Feels like coming home
© 2012 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
For Imaginary Garden With Real Toads… too late to post there, but the prompt was: Find four words and create a poem out of them. My words were Home, Keys, Feels, and New. Also posted with my buds at Poets United, as always. Peace, and happy moving, Monica! Amy
April 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm
Take your time getting back to us.
We have these wonderful poems to occupy us til then.
And Chag Sameach to you.
April 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm
Tried to post to your superwoman post over at Poetic Bloomings and got bumped off for some reason so am saying here how much I LOVED it! Also this sweet missive that sounds like a long overdue home-coming for this gal … enjoy your busy week Amy; comments can wait.
Poetry & Icecream
April 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm
Well done with you four words Amy. Have a happy Easter 🙂
April 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm
i particularly like the title, and then how the very first line reflects it with “she’s moving again.” wicked good my friend. x
Sherry Blue Sky
April 6, 2012 at 12:35 pm
Oh I love this New Beginning. After times of trouble, there is nothing like the sweet peace of a place of one’s own. I hope she finds deep happiness and peace in her new home. She has wonderful friends.
Sharp Little Pencil
April 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm
Monica is a wonderful person, so worth the knowing. I myself stopped counting at 30 moves. This is a blanket thank-you note to you all – I appreciate your comments and your patience! Love you madly!!!! Amy