Quote of The Day

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Carry on Tuesday "Good Fortune"

Happy tiler digital art "Three odd girls"

Carry on Tuesday sponsored by Keith
The prompt today
is " Arms of an angel"
title of Sarah Mclachlan's song.

My friend's sixty year old step dad won the lottery in the spring. Last week he left to be in the arms of an angel after a short fight with stomach cancer. I've never met the man. Still I feel too sad for words. Sometimes life doesn't seem fair. I can't help but wonder how my friends young sons, who enjoyed this man as a grandfather figure, will cope. It seems the family finally got a break, only to be shot down by this sad news. I'm sure the lottery winner felt comfort knowing he left his family provided for. How's one to understand this complex aspect of life? Sure makes ya think....

Good Fortune

Comfy house
ancient car
outdated furniture
I stop and stare
worn out floors
ratty blinds
old white stove
needs repair
Eighties items
invade the space
Press board cupboards
painted thrice
Fridge freezer
works on a whim
mismatched washer
a dryer squeaks
I exhale and listen
as my old place speaks
a rhyme of home
despite the kinks
I know
I'm the lucky one!

P.S we are in the process of correcting many flaws, upgrading, and sprucing things up!


kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

wow. just wow.

p.s. happiness is a choice -- yes, it is. great reminder.


gautami tripathy said...

Loved it!


Sandee said...

Life is so full of ups and downs. We just need to embrace each day and enjoy all the good fortune we have.

Have a terrific day. :)

Anonymous said...

So true, count what you've and you know you are a lucky one. Enjoyed reading your rhyme.

All the luck n happiness for your sprucing up venture. Have a great day Giggles.

JP/deb said...

definitely makes one think ...

life is so precious.


Lucy said...

you are the lucky one! all those things don't matter! We are in the same 80's shape over here sher.
but we are happy and love each other.
The sad story of your friends step-dad SO brought to mind Alanis Morresettes song..
it's like rain..on your wedding day (can't remember the actual title) She actually talks about winning the lottery and dyeing the next day. Isn't it ironic! i think that's the title too! xoxo

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