CB, 9Nov14, Prompt #174, “To Have and to Hold”

Our lives are moments handed down from generation to generation upon which we build a new version based on this foundation. Our lives appear to be heirlooms. Today, write about an heirloom, memento, or keepsake. Describe it, from whom it was given and the strength of the attachment.


He had his travel suitcase packed
Retirement had come at last
He’d freely roam by sea or land
A destination always planned.

By Dale Frost, CC BY 2.0
By Dale Frost, CC BY 2.0

Day 23, Granada Camp for Wayward Poets – Your Area Adventures

July 23rd – So tell us about your town, city, state, country…places where you can escape for the day or week to camp, or be amused in a park setting. A place you’ve never been but would like to (have) gone. Be poetic and we’ll be informed and share your locale.

Tide Pool, Pacific Coast

It’s in a little town
Where, up late, you can see
Chiton’s midnight walk
The rocky shoreline,

Chiton by tsoleau, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
By tsoleau, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0


On A Roll

He made me laugh through our darkest of days,
So many, many hours ended that way.
Let loose! Let loose! With laughter then,
Who knows when we shall laugh again?
Sit here real close, let me tell you once more:
Let loose your laughter! We fell to the floor!

“Loud! A raucous!” They started to say,
But we didn’t care, just laughed anyway!
“Hush up! Hush up!” Not spoken out,
It would not quiet laughter’s shout.
So, stopping well short of that which they brought,
“Hush up” was something they left there in thought.

Photo courtesy of GraphicStock