Friday, December 11, 2015

TGIF Friday can sometimes be lonely on a dark snow covered road

I love Fridays, and actually, I get to experience

one again tomorrow. You see, I've been working

shift work for the first time in my life, going on

two years .......








One who works any 7 day of the week and any 

morning, afternoon or evening or a combination

of any of them all. There is nothing more

wholesome and rewarding as Friday.









A tradition we start in our teens, move into our

dating years, into our children's lives and all 

back again. Most important, in all of those 

memories are the friends we hold dear. 








Yes, I mean you. One who thinks to reach out

every single day. Perhaps for some that is their

brightness for their day. You bring that to

people, the world, and so much more. If you

don't. You should.







I drove along the lonely road

exhaust falling behind as hazy residue



The snow covering winter's total darkness

from light

The city behind with failing from sight



I had a talk with myself in my mind asking: 

are you living the life you designed?



Well, no, my honest voice spoke

Not out loud, for others to vote



It shows in your face when looking down

A slight crease, warding off forming a frown










The music in the background drowned out by the

whop whop whop of the wipers



You realize you've been gripping the wheel so

tightly as though fleeing vipers



Suddenly your grip loosens up ad your chin rises

Your eyes open wider in rejoicements to see



you've arrived at you journey's end without

hitting a tree








The radio's music tempo on the radio reacts

with an upbeat change -even if it is only

snow within eye's range.




You wanted to drive to dispell the worry and conquer the fear

To master the feelings that linger near



So take a drive in sleet and rain

Out of the city lights to clear your brain



Not realizing it as the symbol it was

Daily we face limitations clouded in fuzz










The gift that you strive forward to is 

a new appreciation of facing your fears



Like the miles on the snow ridden highway 

with music's melodic soothing

To hip hop lyrics, guitar strings beats it brings.



Startling us back to the light we should focus on

Appreciate life even on abandoned roads



Forget about work, life's worries, those fears

Instead, reflect upon nice acts of kindness





There is always someone not waiting, nor hoping

for a kind hand to reach out



That may be who you needed to remember as,

for and being about.








 

Your gift is wrapped, even with a bow,

Who it is waiting for, may never know


 
While the whole world may wonder

how you found the calmness you glow




It is for you, about you, the forgiving you,

the worries bursting with warm memories




How odd that it is. All day long, every day, we

see those we know, meet and care about 










Not ones we end up staking our lives, intentions

clouded by being part of a crew.


Forgetting to realize how important we are too.

Wanting to be close to that important crew




It is with caring and optimism that allows gratitude to renew








Written by Jeannette Marshall