Welcome to Five Minute Friday hosted by my friend Kate Motaung where bloggers gather in fellowship around one simple word and write a post furiously, without backtracking or over correcting, for five minutes. This week’s word is : Blue. I am going to cheat for just a few minutes before I actually commence writing for five minutes because coincidentally I wrote a poem today for my Thursday post. You will see why in just as a second when you read it. Then I will start the clock.
Alzheimer’s: A Poem
Under the blue starry sky
Comes a moment of silence
As I gaze on the horizon, thinking of my yesterdays
Yester years long gone
Through eyes so dim
Combatting loss of memories,
Places, families, and friends
Forgetting who I am
Worried I am adrift in a sea of forgetfulness
I feel like I live my life underwater
in silence and confusion
You can read more about why I wrote this poem on my post today. I hope you will join the Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day project on June 21.
Now my five minutes begin at 11:23 p.m.
Blue skies. We all live under them on bright shiny days. They are the constant we all have in common. On one end of the world, the skies are dark blue with night while the sun blazes in the light blue sky of day on the other.
Blue flowers grow and blue birds sing.
Blue eyes, blue skin, blue lips ….
We all experience some blue in our lives. Blue feelings and blue beauty. Blue can signify deep sadness and on the flip side poignant beauty.
Such a contrast: blue. We all share blue skies created by our God in glory.
He cares for the blue bird and the blue flowers of the field just as He cares for us all. Red, yellow, black or white, we are all precious in His sight.
Not sure where I was going with this tonight. It is raw and unedited, but that is what Five Minute Friday is all about. What comes to your mind when you think of the word, blue. Come share your own insights.
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