Monday, December 28, 2015

Hoot – v2

Charged electricity
In the room, on edge,
Caffeine in the coffee and in my pacing feet.
My name first on the list
Bold, in uppercase print,
Ready to share my new poem
The captured memories
Excited to grab the mike, the spotlight,
Proud to share my love
For my grandmother.

Watching the reaction,
Adding reflection and inflection,
To paint the picture
To set the scene
For each person listening
So they could see her,
Or their own loved one,
Taking them back
To memories
That ground us all.

Edited December 28, 2015
Hoot – v2

posted February 10, 2004
written May 2, 2001 11:30pm
Edited November 30, 2013
“Jessie – v3”
(editing original again)
May 12, 2013
Edited for Mother’s Day worship service
“Jessie – v2”
written 5/2/2001, posted to blog 2/12/2004

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