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101 Things in 1001 Days: Bridges

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Before this weeks prompt, I had always thought of bridges in very physical terms i.e a structure that is built to ferry us across a little stream, valley or a body of fast flowing water. But on reflection bridges are much more than that – much more than physical structures. Bridges can also be emotional or spiritual ‘structures’.

Over the years, I have mended bridges of friendship, built bridges of reconciliation, burnt (emotional) bridges and destroyed bridges of past baggage. I have crossed bridges to the unknown, sat on bridges of self doubt and been a bridge myself of trust, communication and commitment.

Indeed, the humble bridge is so much more than what it appears.

The Future I

My future beckons
From across a shaky bridge
I tread cautiously

The Future II

Your journey begins
Across it’s firm wooden planks
Walk with confidence

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Anonymous Irene said...

I really enjoy reading your thoughts and your haikus...

Tuesday, April 10, 2007  
Blogger Becca said...

This is perfect, and exactly the kinds of thoughts I was having about bridges.

Lovely haiku :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007  
Blogger Jone said...

I enjoyed reading both of these. The word bridge is a powerful word.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

I enjoyed these, especially the first one, I like the metaphorical take on the prompt.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007  
Blogger wrdup said...

You expressed life is such a poetic fashion. I enjoyed all your words!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007  
Blogger Regina Clare Jane said...

Your reflection on bridges were spot on... thank you. Those emotional bridges are probably the hardest ones to cros...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007  
Blogger Remiman said...

Well said ma cherie.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007  
Anonymous Sandy said...

Your comments and poems gave me much to think about. I too, am getting ready for a major life change, and hope I can do it right, this time.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007  

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