To Alabama our hearts have strayed

from the place as vibrant young souls we once played

Transposed and confused

I thought to myself when we first moved:


Will the beaches still lap up the sand?

Will sail boats still drift us far from land?

Will there be flip flops at Christmas?

And family intact; despite our distance?

Will the Galleria still ooze with adventure?

Will Houston still serve as our splendor?


And now we are looking at houses in DC

and I ponder, is this really for me?

An old familiar song sings in my heart

As I struggle to embrace this fresh start.


Will the locusts hushed chatter still lull us to sleep?

Will the fireflies frolic like fairies amongst the trees?

Will we still rock at twilight from our little porch swing?

Will ambers take flight gyred and dancing?

Will the sun set over a sea of rolling hills?

If we were to ever really leave Huntsville?


Will life be so simple, so close in love?

Without the community ample of

kindred souls who love and aid

whose sense of sincerity never fade.


This is not only the first poem I’ve written in Four Years BUT

This is also a part of Eric’s all inspiring Taboo Word Challenge!


To Participate or visit the blogs of other participants, please DO follow the link below:


Also the picture is a part of Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Terrific which way. Love the snowy road.

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    1. Thanks it’s my front yard. 🙂


  2. Josh Wrenn says:

    This is great, and I wish you luck on your upcoming change of scenery.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank’s Josh! I’m hoping if we do end up going through with this move it is out of necessity and not out of a frivolous inability to stay stagnate in one place too long.

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      1. Josh Wrenn says:

        Certainly, although sometimes a change in scenery can really be refreshing from time to time.

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      2. Oh don’t I know, this will be our fourth move in five years. 😉

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      3. Josh Wrenn says:

        Maybe your family just needs to find their together home.

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