• advent journal: two-lane

    by  • December 5, 2018 • advent journal, community, friends, poetry • 6 Comments


    life is a road
    but not the interstate
    think two-lane blacktop
    that hits all the lights
    intentional inconvenience
    that makes you stop
    in soul food cafés
    filling stations of the heart
    hurry is not on the menu
    the details of our days
    are not detours
    traveling together
    takes time . . .
    whatever sorrow lies
    around the bend
    is how we’ll get home
    that’s all I can see from here



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    6 Responses to advent journal: two-lane

    1. John Edrington
      December 5, 2018 at 11:04 pm

      A two lane highway, called Highway 61, the Blues Highway, went through my hometown of Osceola, AR. Lots of memories and great food on that highway. Several people you went to Baylor with have good memories of that road as well!

    2. Maggie Dolbow
      December 6, 2018 at 6:39 am

      and still memories to make….especially for those who come after.

    3. Cynthia Davis
      December 6, 2018 at 12:12 pm

      I love this. Thank you!

    4. Cindy
      December 6, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      I love this. Thank you!

    5. December 6, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      So good. So true. Your words remind me of the excellent short video “Godspeed”

      Let’s drive that road slowly and carefully during these holydays with loved ones.

      • December 6, 2018 at 3:40 pm

        Thanks, Wally. This is beautiful.

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