Peace in the Storm

It isn’t just one day of rain and sun that brings a bountiful harvest in the fall. No, it is rain and sun and planning and planting and weeding and hoeing. And when still, there is no fruit, you do not curse the plant, but start again.

Commitment to a relationship is similar. You must evaluate and ask questions. “Why is this not working, “Is it me, or is it you?” Sometimes the answer is “No.”

If it is neither, can we go in different directions down the imperturbable street?

If it is both, can we survive together and go in different directions down the imperturbable street?

Maybe the whole purpose is learning to stay in your lane on a two-way street. Monday Prosery. Up to 144 words in prose, fiction or non-fiction incorporating a line from a poem. The line is “We go in different directions down the imperturbable street.”

The line is from An Aspect of Love, Alive in the Ice and Fire.” by Gwendolyn Brooks.

This one did not come easy, and still, maybe a bit ambiguous. Someone will tell me, right? I used 126 words.



About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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3 Responses to Peace in the Storm

  1. This is very well written, and also very true. Thank you, Mary!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    Good suggestion at the end about staying in one’s lane on a two-lane street.


  3. merrildsmith says:

    Keeping respect and honoring boundaries seems like a good idea in relationships (or a broader message for society).


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