Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stranger

Stranger
***
A Rockwell moment unfolding
in the corner of my mind.
I peek into the window
and here is what I find.

A  loving family gathered
the table set with food,
plates, cups and napkins
all to set the mood.

Merriment streams throughout,
knees are slapped in joy,
I see the kids all running round
as they play with a new toy.

A bloodline runs through the veins
this family linked as one.
Like a warm woven blanket
it shall never be undone.

Standing in the pouring rain
just where do I begin?
I realize I’m a stranger,
on the outside looking in.

3 comments:

Stormcrow said...

Poetry Tuesday? I like it!

June said...

Wow, Joni! I like the concept of a stranger looking at this "Rockwell" family...and makes me wonder about the stranger's family and story.

We're blessed this week for these extra poems!

:)

joni said...

I bet she's a lonely old gal and wishes she was part of the bigger picture, you know the grander scheme of things? ;)