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Disappointment


Traveling across a countryfied road.
Large hollows furbished of  loose
pebbles and twisted roots ascend
from a prominent blue spruce.

Rotting posts, a barbed wired
fence, and pair of Mustangs
racing 'cross a
green pasture toward 
ole' woebegone stable,
as  a rusted John Deere tractor 
pulls away from structure.

Fragmented bottles strewn 
along shoulder of roadway, as
I swerve to avoid broken glass
hidden under the sludge.

As  lake appears, ducks,
scraggly wildflowers, 
clover and yellow milkweeds
bloom with sounds of chortling.
Pods split, 
releasing fluffy seeds
like tiny white clouds 
stray across a field.

A few scenic miles yet to drive
before arriving at an old lumber mill
for kin's annual festivities
Just one more hill -
should arrive 'bout five.
A long eve lies ahead -
not certain I know any of these families.

Thunder begins rolling 'round.
That's not what  weatherman 
said!   Clouds grow tenebrous, 
shadows overlay ground.
Celebration  post-poned!
Awe, a pity,
long drive back to city,
but no one has phoned.

Posing near other cars,
Uncle John is leaving 
with his cigar,
nodding to me, 
as he drives away.
Others begin to follow.
Aunt Milly, her covered dish.
shrugs shoulders, "Not today"

Overhead, barn swallows fly,
finding cover 'neath the eaves,
as rain begins to pour -
a year's reprieve!

Facing the storm with valor -
that rusty tractor in 
the rear-view mirror, 
slowly vanishes.


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  1. Date: 1/12/2010 1:44:00 PM
    Congrats Virginia on this picturesque write being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 1:54:00 PM
    Many congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Virginia >> James

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 10:43:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your poetry with me today, Virginia. I enjoyed it very much. Lainie

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 4:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Virginia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/10/2010 7:15:00 PM
    Congratulation on your well deserved featured Poem. Virginia. Sincerely, Love, Moses

  1. Date: 1/10/2010 3:46:00 PM
    Virginia,Congrats on your amazing feature poem this week! Very well deserved as always. Truly enjoyed reading. Happy New Year! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 1/10/2010 11:42:00 AM
    Many congrats on your featured piece this week. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 9:49:00 AM
    Beautiful write Virginia, loved the imagery...Raul

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 8:52:00 AM
    Aww, so disappointing! You captured such amazing imagery. Makes me want to take a drive into the country. Beautiful write! Hope you planned a new date and the weather cooperates. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 8:29:00 AM
    Thank you Christopher and Brandy. I am so glad you both enjoyed this one. Ginny

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 7:40:00 AM
    IT ALWAYS NICE WHEN YOU CAN GRAB IMAGERY AND PLACE IT IN A POEM LIKE THIS GREAT VISUALS I FELT LIKE I WAS THERE

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 5:04:00 AM
    This is a well painted canvas.. I was able to see this piece very clearly..barbed wire, uncle John..very clear read...