Wednesday, February 2, 2011

3WW: Abrasive, Handful, Loss

Abrasive meeting after school
Late to get home
Husband follows right after
Loss of me time

What for supper?
Something quick
Old stand-by
Cream of mushroom soup

with tuna on toast
We sit in the warming house
eating on TV trays
Remember leaner years

Usually broke
always happy
Kids chatting about their day
Teasing, laughing,

whining, glowing
We're alone now
Husband glances over
Says, “I love you”

Smiles, goes back to eating
mushrooms and tuna
and a handful
of memories.


Fear Not the Darkness but What lies Within said...

Sheilagh Lee said: Beautiful. so true with empty nest syndrome.

jaerose said...

Lovely last verse..I hope the mushroom soup,tuna toast and being together was warmth enough..Jae

Rallentanda said...

Just as well you have your love to keep you warm:)

anthonynorth said...

Beautifully done. We're almost in that position now - only a year before the last goes to college.

Giggles said...

Okay this brought me tears!! Well done Linda! You always capture the moment perfectly! I hope you have all these poems of your life in one book!

Hugs Sherrie

gautami tripathy said...

Mushrooms, I love!

dead woman and her treasures

Ramesh Sood said...

Very inspiring and the way I have never had Mushroom Soup..

Lyn Thorne-Alder said...

I love the way you wrapped that all up with that last verse. :-)

Kim Nelson said...

This piece made me happy! I am lucky to experience similar memories and moments.

Jane Doe said...

What a sweet poem!

Christine said...

I can only be so lucky if the I love You's are as tasty as Mushroom soup when we get there. It all flies by so fast.

Lilibeth said...

And a lot of memories you evoked for me too. What a peaceful, descriptive bit of writing! I enjoyed it thoroughly.

oldegg said...

Pity about the 'me' time lost but perhaps you can have the teasing and laughing just for two. Great poem.

Peter Dudley said...

I love your poetry. (But I can't stand mushroom soup.)

VL Sheridan said...

Lovely all around! It's those quiet moments that bring us together with loved ones. Well done.

Ren Thompson said...

This is a definite pull on the sweet!

Dee Martin said...

I relate to this, It's a scene I am very familiar with :)

thank you for saying it so poetically!

JP/deb said...

you painted a lovely scene with words ... wonderful. JP/deborah

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