There was a knock at the door and I went to see

Who was the unexpected visitor here to see me

There stood a person near and dear to my heart

I hadn’t seen in the years we’d been apart

He’d changed a bit but not too much

The twinkle in his eyes–dimple in his chin

Drew me as it did back then

More than that was the place in my heart

Where coveted memories will never depart

We visited a while. I laughed and giggled as a child

The past became the present for only a short time

Oh how wonderful to be young again

Not in body, surely in mind

He still took my breath away

As he did the very day

I first laid eyes on him

When I thought He’d never look my way

I was grateful for answered prayers–to know he was doing fine

My smile lingered as I slowly shut the door

A sense of calm covered me when I realized

I might never see him again until we meet in eternity
















Taken Away

As the garage door closed, Stella rested her head on the steering wheel of her car.

Exhausted from the weeks activities, she just wanted Calgon to take her away.

She grabbed the door handle and mustered enough strength to get out of the car.

Once in the house, Stella eyeballed the nearest spot for her purse to land.

She sailed it through the air.

Am I hungry or do I just want Calgon to take me away?

She opened the refrigerator and grabbed the chilled bottle of wine.

As she poured herself a glass of wine, the decision was made.

Stella headed straight for her bathroom to fill the tub.

On her way she grabbed several candles to help set the mood.

The stream of water flowing from the faucet

made the fragrance of the lavender fill the room.

The atmosphere shifted. It became a cocoon of peace and tranquility.

Stella’s clothes dropped to the floor.

She slid them to the side while stepping into her peaceful haven.

Aah, Ooh, sighed Stella as she accepted the invitation to be taken away.