Thursday, 26 July 2012

On a Friday morning


    

i drain glass of wine
quickly, 
as you tell me change of plans


masking disappointment,
i smile, lifting your spirit,

outside it rains    
road looks long, 
endless hill of battles,
seesaw of expectations versus reality 


tipping sky grey 


outside, two birds fly,      
wingtips of symmetrical feathers, 
embracing rough wind        


unsteadily,
we reach for each other 
    



Posted for :  D'verse Poets Pub:   Balance
and Flash Fiction Friday - Tell a story in 55 words - For the G-man  - Thanks for the visit. 


picture credit:  here

43 comments:

  1. smiles....change of plans...hey that is my life here of late...smiles....and yours too...it is good to face them together...the long road is no so long together....and the hills not as steep...fly on...

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    1. Well, its best to say that under the circumstances.

      Thanks Brian for the visit and support~

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  2. And that's what love is all about isn't it... compromise. Covering up disappointments to please each other and make each other happy instead of pleasing ourselves. The endless hills reminded me of one hill in particular here we used to love driving up and then down... :)
    Lovely write Grace.

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  3. The two birds on the weather, forging on, frame everything else so perfectly.
    Rick

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  4. Perfect Balance..
    Perfect 55..
    You sure packed a lot of emotion into this
    very well written story/poem/prose.
    Thanks for playing Grace...You Rock!!
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  5. So nice. Together we can travel that road. You infuse romance with reality so well. I smiled at the picture at the end. That's just so sexy.

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  6. This is hot and sexy, but tastefully so.

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  7. This is so sweet: "masking disappointment,
    i smile, lifting your spirit"

    Sounds like it turned out to be a nice change of plans, if you're literally talking about staying home in bed together (due to rain) as opposed to going out for a day trip. But there's an undertone of major changes coming up, the greyness/sadness regarding the unknown ... but no matter what, you'll face the rough winds together, like the birds.

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  8. Seesaw of expectations versus reality. I like that.

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  9. Balance in so many spheres of reality. I'm so partial to the second to the last stanza, though. The perfect symmetry of those bird feathers. Thanks, Heaven.

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  10. Except for the last line, this could be describing my last web-site client.

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  11. love the image of the birds..wingtips of symmetrical feathers,
    embracing rough wind ... great symbolism in that

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  12. I like this G...fantastic piece of writing

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  13. Often relationships grow when therough wind is embraced rather than avoided. Enjoyed this.

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  14. "seesaw of expectations versus reality"

    too true too often! wonderful write, Heaven!


    dani

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  15. outside, two birds fly,
    wingtips of symmetrical feathers,
    embracing rough wind

    Great writing.

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  16. With the difficulties that the Hubby and I are facing in this, our 23rd year of marriage, it is the lines about hills and battles and expectations vs reality that speak to me. We never knew, back in our early days that he would become disabled and each day is a new battle for us. But our enduring love over so many years helps us to adjust to our new reality in the face of our lost expectations.

    Thank you for the words.

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  17. Excellent poem ... seeking balance. I read through many comments, they were really excellent. In many ways there is comfort to be found therein. I hope that the flying becomes a bit smoother.

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  18. I hate change of plans! expectations and reality- yup. The analogy to birds in flight, gliding really helps! thanks

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  19. embracing rough winds is my fave passtime :)

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  20. If I start draining the glass of wine on Friday mornings I'll be able to roll with all the punches the day brings. :) balanced 55.

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  21. "Change of plans." I felt this one.

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  22. Yeah change of plans sure throws life for a loop, such a pain in the butt at times too, literally haha

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  23. Wonderful write! Sometimes the best plans still need to allow for change.

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  24. change of plans and feelings change. what was once sure become insecure! Well written!

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  25. Beautifully expressed. Love you two closing stanzas.

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  26. This is so delicate and compassionate. I love the embrace and anticipation as weight on a seesaw. Someone once told me that a relationship would not work without sacrifice and compromise, so true. I thought of that moment here. Many many blessings. :)

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  27. I hope everything works out well.

    ▌▲ •A• ▲▐

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  28. Life is not a straight line certainly, Heaven! It would be very right to share it together. The burden gets very much lighter! Great write, Ma'am!

    Hank

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  29. Love is all about being able to see each other through the changes, whether they're ones that please us or ones that don't.

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  30. Just had another read. Thought it even better than first time around.

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  31. Truly wonderfully written!
    I love it , the last twist, makes me smile!

    Have you a blessed weekend

    hugs
    shakira


    Mine is here

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  32. Lovely and lyrical. The challenges of life.....

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  33. The balance in your poems, as in this one, comes in the human encounter, the embodied reality of each seeking each for completion. I like that very much.

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  34. There's a lot to be said for going with the flow...

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  35. "unsteadily, we reach for each other."

    love that!
    once again, describing perfectly something we all have felt at one point or another. lovely work grace. very.

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  36. What a soulful 55, reminiscent of haiku.

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