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Free Write Friday #11: Waiting Bridges

on December 9, 2012

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Kellie Elmore sends out a notice of the Free Write Friday usually on Thursday evening. This opens the door to collecting thoughts and focusing on the writing prompt. Sometimes the image or prompted words click and the writing flows immediately. Other times it takes a day or so to get it all together mentally…remember, it is suppose to be a free write not necessarily to be posted on that Friday. So, here I am on Sunday with emails shouting to be opened and I just don’t want to go there. Of course, the longer I delay the faster the numbers will grow. *sigh* 

So, without further adieu…

This week the Free Write is inspired by “WAITING BRIDGES.” If you are not familiar with the free write challenge, feel free to read the intro on Kellie’s website.

In short, here is what is expected. . .

Do not think. Do not edit. Do not pay attention to spelling, punctuation or form. Just allow the moment, your feelings, your imagination to run free and…

Do not stop until you find yourself forcing your words or trying too hard to complete a thought.

 

Waiting Bridges

A bridge joins
A bridge divides
Alone, sometimes abandoned
It never hides

It connects
It separates
Remains trustworthy
Always advocates

Stalwartly it stands
Mighty in its braces
Reflections of the past
It solemnly embraces

Presently it’s cold
Not by the weather
It stands and waits
For two to cross together

Silently it waits
Those the future bring
Travelers who cross
While its timbers sing


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Sharla Lee Shults

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8 responses to “Free Write Friday #11: Waiting Bridges

  1. [...] Kellie Elmore sends out a notice of the Free Write Friday usually on Thursday evening. This opens the door to collecting thoughts and focusing on the writing prompt. Sometimes the image or prompted words click and the writing flows immediately. Other times it takes a day or so to get it all together mentally…remember, it is suppose to be a free write not necessarily to be posted on that Friday. So, here I am on Sunday with emails shouting to be opened and I just don’t want to go there. Of course, the longer I delay the faster the numbers will grow. *sigh*  So, without further adieu…  [...]

  2. Sharla, this is lovely. Thank you so much for sharing, I was pleased to find your link this morning as I thought entries/contributions were done. I always love getting surprises. ♥

  3. lgyslaine says:

    ouah! I adore its poem Sharla. Beautiful writing

  4. bobmielke says:

    Very nice collection of bridge photo seen here. All show a great perspective and good vanishing point. I like the one with the heavy fog the most. I used to have a serious thing for photographing bridges, then waterfalls, now animals. It’s fun to hop around subject matter. It keeps your skills sharp. Well done! – Bob

  5. Would you please send me the link to your blog making the new award so I can post it??

    THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH!

  6. Love the singing timbers that will happen. thanks Sharla

  7. beautiful awesomeness Sharla, wonderful poem !!! I so enjoy your poetry it is always makes me feel good. (((xx)))

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