Sunday, November 6, 2011

Homeward Bound

The setting for today’s poem is a typical small village in France with its cobble-stone walkways.

The elderly gentleman and the unique lighting add the emotions needed to stir-up my literary desires. In my mind, a story unfolded and this poem evolved. . . . . . enjoy!

The man hobbles with trusty cane
Obviously in deep-felt-pain
Substance in left hand, support in his right
He struggles forward, with goal in sight

His frame shows the hardships felt
From the book-of-life he’s been dealt
Yet he walks with his head held high
An occasional eye raised to the sky

With heavenly strength raining down
He’s sure to make it across town
To an anxious family that’s awaiting
And a birthday they’ll be celebrating!

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Today’s photo-credit goes to Kristin of French Word-a-Day. You might remember her. It was her photo that inspired the poem, “Le Paysan”. She has ambitiously set out to publish her next book and she plans to do it in just 21 days. Want to help her? Check out the link above and join in the editing.

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