it was a surprise
to find the gate open

giving entry to the rutted road
I’d not walked since my youth

we meandered the yards around
the abandoned farmhouse and barns

my friend wanted to try the doors
I was hesitant
we weren’t supposed to be there

the door opened, another surprise
the rooms still held memories

my friend snapped a photo of me
in the yard of tall grass

later she wrote a poem
about my journey that day

she framed the poem and photo
and gave me a beloved memory

Sabra going home 1




About Sabra Bowers

Poet / Blogger / Writer
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10 Responses to Surprise

  1. Gerri Smith says:

    Sabra, that’s a beautiful poem. And I’m assuming it’s a true story?

    Hope you’re doing well.

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  2. cindy knoke says:

    Lovely description of life.

  3. lynnhesse says:

    I sent your poem to Twitter. Are you sure you don’t want to send you work to a contest? You can make extra money.

  4. Jules says:

    Sometimes we can’t go back… if too much ‘new’ comes to town and old homes are just gone.
    Nice to have that memory that can trigger hopefully good days of youth.

    • Sabra Bowers says:

      Yes, triggers good and bad memories; I purposely remember the good ones. Some months ago, I drove to visit the first place I lived when I moved to the city. That cute little home was leveled to build a bigger house. The entire neighborhood was slowly being leveled and replaced. Thanks for stopping by, Jules.

      • Jules says:

        You reminded me of an small old apartment building I had once lived in – when we were in the area the building was gone and a small part was put there. Maybe a service station too.

        May the good memories bring tons of lovely inspiration your way 🙂

      • Sabra Bowers says:

        Thank you, Jules, and the same for you.

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