does it belong or not?

Overjoyed by the end of the road, celebrating in the wild.

So the road ended, big deal! Make a new one, or have a rest.

 

Wedding photos in a barn loft, future growing out of the past.

Getting dirty. Getting tired. Knowing you are getting it done.

 

God gave us gifts and talents to use, not save up for heaven.

We aren’t supposed to get there in ‘show room’ condition!

 

Dance until the shoes wear out and music drums from your heart beating.

Don’t wait. Dance. Laugh. Be silly. Get dirty. What are you saving it for?

 

Holding dangerous goods close to our hearts – this living can be wild.

Nothing more dangerous than loving someone without reserve.

 

What would you choose: quality of life or quantity? If you could.

Maybe there is a reason we aren’t supposed to know, live each day fully!

 

Claudia has us thinking about contrasts and things on the edge of ‘normal’ (which my husband says is only a setting on the dryer anyway!)…my mix of American Sentences and then italic commentary.  Stop by dVerse and check out the other poets!

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12 Comments

  1. brian miller said,

    June 12, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    ha. i like the wild living one…and i agree that truly loving someone can be definitely dangerous business….and i am all for making new roads….

  2. June 12, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    This line belongs on an airplane banner: ‘We aren’t supposed to get there in ‘show room’ condition!’

  3. Glenn Buttkus said,

    June 13, 2014 at 1:09 am

    /wedding photos in a barn loft/future growing out of the past/ nice job–love me some American Sentences any day of the week; you picked some poetics “on the edge of normal” for sure; taking a word journey parallel to many of the others, but I care not, the words images are all yours & I dig them; thanks.

  4. Grace said,

    June 13, 2014 at 2:32 am

    Quality of life ~ I love this one:

    Dance until the shoes wear out and music drums from your heart beating.

  5. lynndiane said,

    June 13, 2014 at 3:39 am

    I liked listening in to this conversation with yourself…very cool!

  6. claudia said,

    June 13, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Dance until the shoes wear out and living life fully… yeah… i def. prefer quality to quantity…

  7. June 13, 2014 at 4:48 am

    This works out like a monologue – the barn filled with wedding photos created quite a vision for me.

  8. kaykuala said,

    June 13, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Overjoyed by the end of the road,
    celebrating in the wild.

    Great opening Shanyn! Perfect contrast and certainly offbeat as desired by the prompt! Great!

    Hank

  9. Sumana Roy said,

    June 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    “Wedding photos in a barn loft, future growing out of the past”…i like this line very much…

  10. June 13, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    This is thought provoking, Shanyn, at the same time being very entertaining to read. I resonate with “nothing more dangerous than loving someone without reserve”. Nothing more wonderful, either! I love your philosophy about dancing till the shoes wear out!

  11. Starralee said,

    June 14, 2014 at 12:24 am

    I especially liked the line about us not having to be in show-room condition when we arrive in Heaven–now that’s a blessing!

  12. Susan said,

    June 14, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I think I prefer the inner thoughts in italics to what normally gets said out loud. An intriguing set of nearly alike contrasts.


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