Take Nothing For Granted

It’s the end of the day
And I’m settled in safe and warm

While others wait
While others pack
While others leave

Some will never return
Tears like rain drench their dreams
Shear winds sweep through their minds
Before wind and rain come

What will they take?
Pictures, clothes
just what will fit
in the back of the car

Many were already done
Now starting over
And remembering just yesterday
When they were the ones

At the end of the day
settled in safe and warm

Linking up with dVersepoetspub.com where the promptis of my own choosing. With 2 hurricanes back to back I try as best I can to appreciate what I have realizing the brevity of life and how quickly things can change.

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About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. Recently I have begun writing a couple of blogs. One poetry and one on hope. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused. Soon to be added is another blog...writings on hope from a biblical perspective. Now it can be seen at purplepandasandotherphenomena.blogspot.com. please feel free to visit.
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19 Responses to Take Nothing For Granted

  1. Alwi Shatry says:

    How quickly life can change. “What will they take?”, a profound question of a moment in crisis and a test of character. May you continue to enjoy safety and warmth. Good write.

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  2. What to take; what to leave? – it’s such a question for all those folk around the globe in dire straits.

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  3. Jae Rose says:

    A sobering poem – oh to be safe and warm

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  4. Such a deeply touching poem, Mary.. sending love and prayers your way.

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  5. kanzensakura says:

    Much food for thought here. I have bugout bags for my husband and and a box of pics and food, my mother’s ashes waiting to be scattered. Otherwise…we have no pets but they would be packed if we did too.

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  6. We take for granted our safe and warm places – and so suddenly, they can be lost. A wonderful poem.

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  7. Charley says:

    Exactly on target! I’ve done that. This time… same as last year… we’re staying and praying.

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  8. This has to be so hard… our part of the world is so much less challenging… Hope all goes well.

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  9. And remembering just yesterday
    When they were the ones
    At the end of the day
    settled in safe and warm

    Calamities do not discriminate. The logical thing to do is to get out fast to somewhere very safe!

    Hank

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  10. Frank Hubeny says:

    I liked these two lines: “Tears like rain drench their dreams
    Shear winds sweep through their minds” and the ending about being safe only a few days ago.

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  11. Anita says:

    We come with nothing & take nothing away…
    Philosophical.

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  12. I’ve been watching the hurricane bear down on Florida all day. What to take, what to leave… And starting all over when you should be retired. A perfect write for today.

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  13. Grace says:

    Keep safe and warm ~ Our prayers are with all those affected by the hurricanes ~

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  14. My brother and his family live in Jacksonville and they fared ok but so many didn’t. The weather and the quakes have been so devastating I”m glad you are warm and safe.

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