Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lifelong


At last!
A "normal" Saturday Centus prompt!!
And 100 words to make it sing!!!

Thanks, Jenny.
(Or maybe I should thank Nonna?)
;)

The prompt, as always, is in red.

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Artwork by Ruth Trobe

It’s harder now to tell where your part ends,
or where my part begins, as time goes on.
I only know that when I speak of friends,
I always name you first. You are lifelong.

We’ve breathed each other’s air enough to know
that suffocation will not be our lot.
Sometimes I wander to, you wander fro.
But lonely’s something you and I are not.

We’ve been together two-thirds of our days.
Safe home. The years roll by. The years roll by.
We know where all the bodies are buried.
And we know when. And we know how and why.

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30 comments:

Bookie said...

Very nice take on the prompt, Sue. You obviously have a good relationship in your life for inspiration.

anitamombanita said...

cool take on the prompt. The poem and the photo you used immediately reminded me of a sculpture by Steinunn Porarinsdottir I saw in Reykjavik, Iceland...

Karen S. said...

Oh wow, I'm late to the party this week, haven't even read Jenny's assignment yet, (soon, couple of other Saturday posts I do too) but what ever her program is this week sounds like she's given us a breather!!! Yeah! ... and your post, this is very lovely, your words read like magic TO ME! Great work, and the photo rocks too!

Laraine Eddington said...

So sweet. I loved it.

yaya said...

If you believe what's on TV or in the media, lifelong relationships are few..we live in a disposable society and few can say "I know where the bodies are buried"..and even fewer know why or even care. So I love the poem with that prompt and as anyone can tell, you have a lifelong friend!

Nonna Beach said...

Very beautifully and elegantly done Sue !

BTW, glad you liked the prompt !

Dazee Dreamer said...

So beautifully written.

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Are you part of a secret mafia that we are not privy to? :)

karen said...

I LOVE this one! I have a book that I write favorite quotes, poems, etc. in. Mind if I include this one?

Eva Gallant said...

We all should have such a friend!

LeAnn said...

Loved your thoughts on this prompt. The poem was wonderful as usual.
Blessings to you for another awesome post.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is really lovely!

Judie said...

Sue, this is well worth saving and sending on to a friend, giving you full credit, of course!! Thanks!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

My reaction is the same as always after reading your posts, Sue: WOW. This is really touching, simply lovely.
xoRobyn

Darlene said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. It was an interesting take on the prompt. Friendships like that are rare indeed. Am I thinking this wonderful friend is Dave?

Brian Miller said...

its so nice and warm until i get to the bodies...haha...but then again we have to bury the bodies in a relationship to keep it working...metaphorically of course...smiles.

Gail said...

I enjoyed yours so much, I had to do one...I keep forgetting.

Karen Mortensen said...

You are so good. Gives me chills every time.

Jo said...

Oh, wow, i do love this piece of writing Sue. beautiful!

Grandma Honey said...

I read this right after you wrote it Sue, and I've been thinking about it ever since. I'm not sure I understand completely about where the bodies are buried. Do you mean you have such a great marriage that you know all the good and bad, so to speak? Sorry, sometimes I can be a little dense. But I love what you write and want to understand this one better.

Kelly Sedinger said...

Wow, that was nice. Would that I could do poetry without cringing at myself....

Donna said...

Friends are the best and a real friendship is just like you've described. You do it so well!

Tgoette said...

Wonderful post, Sue! We should all be so lucky as to have found a friend like this. For most of us, unfortunately, the search continues.

Farmer's Wyfe said...

How beautiful!! Loved the perfect wording: we can be individuals, but still need each other...a need tied together with want.

Em said...

i've been struggling with the fact that some relationships are just NOT lifelong. sigh.

Ames said...

I have a friend just like that. ~Ames

Mormon Women: Who We Are said...

Loverly.

Caroline said...

What I love the most about these prompts and how you use them is that I am always, always surprised (as in, impressed and delighted) by how the stories/poems unfold. It makes reading them a real pleasure.

p.s. I also think the relationship you describe sounds like one everyone would wish to have. :)

Lisa said...

This was truly lovely! And the photo was just perfect.

Jenny said...

Awwww, Sue. This was wonderful.

I love this.

I had two friends like this in my life. I lost one late last year and the loss has been felt profoundly.

This was really touching.

And it made me cry.

You are brilliant.

Just incredibly brilliant.

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