Poetic Thursday: Kristen

Today, I’m finally participating in Poetic Thursday. My dear friend, Pam, is author of the blog, Two Spoiled Cats. (Well, she actually helps her current kitty, Teddy, and former kitty, Angel Sammy {from Rainbow Bridge} with the blog posts.)

Each Thursday, they provide a photo as inspiration and invite their readers to write a poem, based on the photo, and share it in comments on the blog post the following Thursday. I’ve often thought about writing a poem and participating, but never have.

Until this week.

This is the photo that Pam (and her boys) provided last week:

My first thought when I saw this picture was that it reminded me of my friend, Kristen.  Kristen and my son, Marshall were born THE SAME DAY.  But we didn’t know her until she and her family began attending our church when she was just a child. Then she also began attending Marshall’s school, and the two of them became good friends.

I must admit that I was honored a few years ago when she sent me a Facebook friend request. (I’m always flattered when a young person friends me.)

Here are just a few things I’ve learned about Kristen, both from her friendship with Marshall and the friendship she and I share: Kristen has a very tender heart, she’s a wonderful mother, she loves nature, is very knowledgeable about gardening, and stands up for what she believes.

So, in honor of her, here’s my poem for this week’s Poetic Thursday.


Butterflies flutter, fairies descend;

Their world is happier when Kristen stops in.

Lovely herself, she sees beauty in all,

A friend to God’s creatures that fly, walk or crawl.

Her voice is so gentle, she needs but few words,

And soon, she’s surrounded by deer, bunnies and birds.

Time quickly passes until day is done,

The friends part company with the setting sun.

But Kristen softly whispers, as their garden visit ends,

“See you in the morning and good night, my sweet friends”.

Please visit Pam’s blog, Two Spoiled Cats, today to read the poem that “Angel Sammy” wrote for the photo this week, as well as those submitted by Pam’s readers.

~These Days Of Mine~



12 responses to “Poetic Thursday: Kristen

  1. Dianna my dear friend you are a poet at heart….this is lovely. It carries the “flavor” of what captured me when I found the photo. So please don’t ever tell me again that you can’t write poetry – you certainly can – and so beautifully too!

    Hugs, Pam

  2. I could see and feel the garden as I was reading that. Beautiful. ❤️

  3. I absolutely love this poem, Diana! It is a beautiful tribute to a sweet person and you did such a nice job! That picture prompt is beautiful!

  4. ~applause~ Such an enchanting poem. Kristen sounds like a wonderful person. 😀

  5. What a sweet, sweet tribute to Kristen. After all these years, I had not realized that she and Marshall shared a birthday.

  6. Your poem is just lovely and describes your friend Kristen to all of us as a very special person. She sounds just delightful and a joy to know.

  7. showcasing another talent of yours once again here on TheseDays.. I like this one – it makes me think of the good ol’ days (& nights) on the beach down by the James..

    • Marshall, she is so very talented, isn’t she? You are so lucky to be able to call her Mom. I’m so grateful to be able to call her (and you, of course) my friend. 💖
      Reminds me of the good ol days too. I miss them.

  8. So pretty! What a lovely tribute to a friend.

  9. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Dianna, you never stop amazing me.dear friend. The poem is a lovely tribute to your and Marshall’s friend.

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