TSM 238 — Short Time*


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Marco had dreamed so long of a time when he could hold peace close to his heart. And now, here she was, resting with him, warm and downy, with no urge to fly. He sat with her in the sun, reveling at the quiet, healing power of her presence. He closed his eyes and breathed deeply. Time stood still.

GET BACK TO WORK!” screamed the boss.

He watched her fly. She carried his prayer with her. He knew that she would visit him again soon, as his time on earth in his present life was growing short.

 

*Short time is a term that soldiers use as their service term gets short.

Carrie is the host of The Sunday Muse.

 

 

36 Comments Add yours

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Randy 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome my friend

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  1. kaykuala says:

    He watched her fly.
    She carried his prayer with her.

    One gets the feeling that the bird carries the blessings above after being cupped lovingly with a pair of good hands. Very touching Lisa!

    Hank

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you so much, Hank. I like how you see it.

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  2. Rob Kistner says:

    Sad and moving piece Lisa -+ tender… 🙂✌🏼🕊❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Rob ❤

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  3. “tender” is exactly the right word, Lisa… I agree with Rob!

    So well written.


    David

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, David 🙂

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  4. poetisatinta says:

    very moving Lisa ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, AJ.

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  5. qbit says:

    Can we have doves like service dogs?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Christian!

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  6. memadtwo says:

    Poignant and deep. (K)

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  7. wyndolynne says:

    I had a catch in my breath at the end, the shifts were felt.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Wyndolynne!

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  8. Sherry Marr says:

    I love that she carried his prayer with her.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks, Sherry, I do also.

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  9. Susie Clevenger says:

    So Beautiful

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Susie ❤

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  10. Carrie V. H. says:

    This is beautiful and touching Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you so much, Carrie.

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  11. Sunra Rainz says:

    A lovely moment you describe here, Lisa. I love how he sent a prayer with her.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sunra, thank you very much.

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  12. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Peace will never stay close long on this earth.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Max, I’m glad you got what I was getting at. Maybe the old man will have to go to it…

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        Yea I thought that off the bat with that one.

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  13. This is a warm, loving poem, Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sara, thank you ❤

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  14. Jim says:

    Reminds me of the song, “On the wings of a snow white dove”.
    Nice write too, short.
    ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I know that song and am glad you were reminded of it.

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