"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Magpie Tales #228

Image provided by Tess Kincaid


Once new and fresh
High hopes for the future
Worn by threadbare decisions
 ~~
Step lightly
Don't tread on me
These are not the stairs to heaven
~~
This week's image was a challenge.
You choose which one you like.
Meanwhile step over here 
and read what others write.

19 comments:

Leovi said...

Yes, a wonderful place heaven, do not lose hope!

Stephen Hayes said...

Nice poem, and I really love that last line.

messymimi said...

It was once new and fresh. Imagine how many steps have been made on them to wear it through this way! So much life going up and down those stairs.

Celia said...

Touching and provocative.

Karen S. said...

I actually like them both together! Kind of like ying and yang working together!

Karen S. said...

I hope my comment comes through. I used my phone, and blogger sometimes does odd things with comments. I think that both are perfect working together.

Jinksy said...

Step lightly, indeed! :-)

Kutamun said...

Seems the personal heaven is not always so heavenly !

Helen said...

Can't choose a favorite ... I like both of them.

Truedessa said...

Our decisions determine a lot in our life but, there is always hope for the future.

Cait O'Connor said...

Too many threadbare decisions
step lightly

I enjoyed this.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

No stairway to heaven but stepped on? They sure have been.

martinthodges said...

"These are not the stairs to heaven." But they may the steps to rediscovering those high hopes, Kathe.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Tread carefully indeed ~ Eddie

Clouds and Silvery Linings

Helena said...

Loved these, Kathe, I will be on tiptoes up and down!

Belva Rae Staples said...

Nice work!

Tess Kincaid said...

Maybe not heaven...but close...

Tess Kincaid said...

Maybe not heaven...but close...

Carrie Van Horn said...

Love the truth in these Kathe :-)