Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Magpie: Broken Road


Broken Road
(A Magpie Tale)



I used to believe
That the smooth, symmetrical roads were the best
The proudest achievement
That which should be pursued
And that seemed to work
For a Time

And Then
The edges crumbled and the colors deepened
And I saw that there were so many different colors
And the lack of mathematics was far more fascinating
And the edges were frayed, not crumbled
And this road, while surely not as safe, led to adventure 
And while lacking in perfection,  
Was all the more beautiful in its uniqueness
And so I set out on it
To discover it's Treasure





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12 comments:

Reflections said...

Wow, love this artistic treasure perspective. Such is it in the details of time, the frayed edges lending to meaningful experience.

120 Socks said...

Really liked it, and yes we have to take risks,perfection isn't what its cracked up to be.

Doctor FTSE said...

An interesting interpretation of the somewhat battered brickwork.

critterlover said...

I love it!

Kathe W. said...

so called "perfection" is momentary- what is gorgeous is the patina of life

JC said...

You I adore !!!!

Tess Kincaid said...

Here's to the imperfect path!

Tumblewords: said...

Ah, lovely!

Lena said...

Oh, my! What a beautiful piece to emerge from a load of old bricks!!

Terri said...

Simply beautiful LeAnn!

In Dayton, we have a small area called the Oregon District. Along with it's original brick road from turn of the 20th century, I still love walking along and finding all of it's "imperfections"- let's face it, "perfect" can be SOOOO boring :)

Loved your writing style on this one!

Terri :)

Jingle said...

profound, it is good to discover treasure..

thanks for the fun magpie.

Kristen Haskell said...

You asked "What do you think?" Well I will tell you I think you have talent for writing. I completely enjoyed this. I love spontaneity in life's adventure and the treasures that unfold.