Monday, July 1, 2013

Magpie Tales ~ Shoes holding Back the Future!

Wonderful image provided by Tess, at The Mag this past weekend.  I could have gone in so many directions.  So many choices; so little time.  Ha!

Here is the image provided....

image by Musin Yohan

Isn't gorgeous?  I "old world" traditional.  But I couldn't leave it alone.  I kept pushing it...going in another is my take...

Shoes holding Back the Future

She wandered the fields,
feet shod with her past;
her head in the future...
which was unfamiliar to her;

She wandered the fields,
shouldering a heavy load;
weighing her down;
imprisoning her life....
in the future.

She wandered the fields,
steps unsteady;
seeing with her eyes;
stones with windows....
glistening in the sun.

She wandered the fields,
shadowing her vision;
clouding her mind;
ideas so foreign...
with sweat on her brow.

She wandered the fields,
while food for the village;
sat around her shoulders;
shaking the visions,
out of her mind.

She wandered no more;
clear of the future
confident in her past
striding with purpose.....
hearing those familiar voices;
she smiled!

Have a familiar, yet adventurous day!
Hugging you



Magaly Guerrero said...

"feet shod with her past;"

What powerful words, SueAnn.

The image made me think of the Dominican Republic. Replace the hey by a stack of firewood or a 5 gallon can of well water, and that could have been me! lol

Robyn Greenhouse said...

All that hard work and wandering so worth it when we hear familiar voices that make us smile!

Helen said...

Very nice ...

Ming Seiko said...

Very cool, both the revision of the picture, and the poem.

Berowne said...

Appealing and pleasing - yet poignant too.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

The poem was wonderful!

Little Nell said...

How lovely to see her inner strength grow throughout the poem.

Susan Lindquist said...

Wow! Love the power and fortitude of a strong woman ... you've done well here and the manipulation of the image is perfect!