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Author Name: Freewritelady 7 Comments
Date Added: July 14, 2007 16:07:26 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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In the interim,
while I juggled adding vital bits
of pertinent data to a somewhat half used brain,
your lives and writing continued.
When I was busy making changes and ridding
myself of bad habits that had robbed me of so much
of my life thus far,
you were still here, pecking away, sending parts of you
your life and mind into this space we share once again.
I can assure you, that though I was not here often, you crossed my mind daily.
Like cattle methodically plodding down the  grass bare trail at the end of day,
heading to the barn for sustenance and the comfort of shelter, you were with me
and I was with you.
I didn't stand at the edge of the field counting you;
I never shoveled words like hay into lofts for you.
I didn't get to stand staring at the star kissed night skies with you,
oh, but I was here.
In spirit, I was here.
I sent you thoughts and soft words of encouragement and strength.
I held high hopes for you and wished you well.
In the interim, I missed so much;
God, but the barn, even the manure smells good to me,
as I come home again.


 
Author's Notes:
I feel so good to be back. Yes, I graduated, and am waiting to take the state exam to be able to practice. I have missed much, but you were all in my thoughts on a daily basis, and I hope you are all doing well. Its always nice to now some things will still be standing when you come home.  b
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Comment By: FreeWide Awake on August 24, 2007 12:16:45 AM Report
Ahw...what a heartwarming poem, Barb...Lovely sentiment...and so eloquent I feel like a pecking chicken :o)

Inspiring entrance dear Lady!

Wonderful to have you back!

Hugs,
Pamela   

Comment By: FreeJoe Petro on July 23, 2007 02:52:08 AM Report
Been away myself over the past few months. Nice to check in and find you writing again. Can I call you Miss Nightingale now? jp
Comment By: FreeGlata on July 15, 2007 07:08:17 PM Report
Hey Greenie!  Welcome back home, girl! It's sort of like a dozen eggs with one missing when you're not here! We are once more complete, and now we can all sit around in our little "nest" and cackle together ;o)

It's so good to have you and your beautiful words back amongst us! Love ya, gal...

BIG Yaller

Comment By: Freetom on July 15, 2007 01:16:25 AM Report
welcome back Barbie and that is a beautiful write you have been in my rhoughts and prayers and congrats on graduating

hugs kisses

tom

Comment By: ModeratorHenry M. on July 15, 2007 12:37:41 AM Report
Life takes you to many places on the journey and it took you away from us for awhile, because you had important things that had to be attended to so that you could survive! Well, let me welcome you "HOME" BB!! I have missed you very much and look forward to hearing more from you and your talented pen.   Henry
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on July 14, 2007 11:48:23 PM Report
 Barbie, It s a long road and you made    iT!! Hugs  so proud of you,,, you go girl!!
Hugs ~ She whispers

Comment By: FreeAngel on July 14, 2007 04:37:32 PM Report
Oh may I b the first to congratulate you B. You must have worked so hard to gain it and I am so proud of you strong lady. I am also so happy to have a beautiful friend back home right where you belong. A fantastic write to come home with

 

All my love always your friend Angelxxx





 


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