So she said.. – Poem based on a post and photo

I found a post by Mari Sanchez Cayuso called Verse me:
There is a photo (go and look 😀 ) of a black purse and some white shoes sitting in the sun, on a car seat. Underneath the photo it says “So she said..” I took it as a prompt to write a poem based on the photo and starting with the phrase “So she said…” Here’s what I came up with:

So she said..

So she said..
Mom, tis me the one driving now
My big black purse tossed to the side
Where yours used to rest
My little girl
Her clean, white shoes sitting there
Bare feet swing impatiently in the back
Eagerly waiting to soak in the feel of soft grass
Suns warm embrace

Tis my turn to laugh and twirl
Take her hand
Lead her to the stream
Where cool water waits to rejuvenate
Rolling pants up to mid shin
And with a grin
Guide her in past her knees

Tis my turn to understand
Why you paused
Each time we pulled in here
Stared at your purse and my shoes
Thanks for the memories mom
I miss you

Tis your turn to look down and smile

Stephen Kellogg – 2012

About Stephen Kellogg

Poetry, Ponderings, Prose, Photos & Pounding out the Pathways All at my blog... I hope you'll take a few minutes to wander around the site. Not all of what you read there will be happy or sad etc. but I trust my writings, photos etc will encourage, touch, inspire or just make you think…. I really appreciate feedback!! Thanks and enjoy Peace! Stephen Kellogg All of my writings, pictures etc are original works, unless otherwise noted, and should be considered copyrighted.
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2 Responses to So she said.. – Poem based on a post and photo

  1. Ian Moone says:

    I’m liking this one

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