The preacher arrived
and prayed with the man
to find the path
he must forgive rose’s thorns
with faith in
carved in stone
begging the trees
no more tricks
he traded his cold body
Written for dVerse Quadrille Monday where Lisa invites us to write a poem in 44 words with the prompt word: warm
38 thoughts on “Trading Up”
I love the tomato tunnel, great idea for growing them. What a beautiful warm tunnel to take one’s final walk on earth, headed to Paradise.
Thanks, Lisa! This is at my parents house, my dad loves to garden and I took this pic a few years ago. Thanks for hosting and keeping us all warm today! 💝🔥
You’re very welcome, Tricia ❤
I love your take on the prompt! Somewhat similar to David’s poem. Well done.
Thanks, Dwight! I was just commenting to David on our somewhat similar (but pretty different) takes! 😆
Most interesting! Very creative!
Inviting gateway. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much, Ron.! 💝
wonderful piece Tricia and I love the trade “he traded his cold body
Thanks, Cindy! So glad you enjoyed it! 💝
You’re so welcome!! I so did! 💞
Loved the poem and the image you chose to accompany it. Love the image even more when I read it’s a real photo from your parent’s house!
Thanks, Lillian! It seems like a portal to Paradise to me, love their huge garden! 🥰
A wonderful tale about letting go and how it leads to better pastures. You’ce crafted a clever narrative on just a 44 word budget. Bravo!
Thanks, it’s fun to whittle down the words, I think Twitter has me trained on micropoetry now! 🥰
I’d be tempted to linger longer if I had such a garden.
Yes, it’s a Paradise in the summer! 🌻🌞🌻
And a Hell in winter? Must be like here 🙂
Can’t escape the duality here! 😆
Nope. Shame 🙂
I really liked your choice of title for this poem.
Thank so much, Maria, it came pretty quick this time, wish they all did! 🥰
Nicely done poem.
Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed! 💝
It must feel comforting to pass away with such a faith.
I agree, it gives one a new outlook on living when one understands there is truly no death! 💯
Warmed my heart, Tricia. It’s good to be headed home wherever we are in life.
Thanks, I agree, go glad this world isn’t our forever home! 😄💓
A clever theme! Delightfully crafted.
Thanks so much, Susan! 💓
May we all find our light. (K)
Thanks, Kerfe! 💓✨
What a wonderful take, Tricia! ❤️
Thanks so much, Punam! 💝
Nice work Tricia 🤩
Thanks, Ingrid! 🥰