Beyond Metaphors

Today is 5 Minute Friday where we just write freely for five minutes on a one word prompt. Today’s word is Beyond.. Let’s see…. beyond. Go.

Like launching a rocket into another galaxy or launching a stone from a sling shot.

Like gently tossing a stone on a pond to ripple and skip along its way.

Like sending a carrier pigeon on its way with messages for the world, holding hope on one’s breathe that he arrives, delivers, and returns.

And like a feathered mother on her nest with her owl babies, oh my favorite book, oh the memories of that book and my children in my lap, they and she and me and my trioed tribe.

And its beyond words and metaphors. Its past containment of bounds of language.

Its a language unto itself, a leaving language, a language of beyond the familiar, beyond this home.

Its launching your first born from your nest into the wild, into the blue, into the great beyond this place called home. Into that place called other.

And though you knew it was coming its beyond mother-human comprehension how it would ever feel, when he has a life, a church, a home, a refrigerator filled with 25 cent yogurt, and he is way beyond your four walls.

And he is standing upright.

And somehow the world still spins on its axis and the sun still rises and sets.

And you know there is nothing out there that can catch up, equal or surpass a mother’s love.


(disclaimer- grace required a minute or so over as a mother’s heart gushed past 5 minutes. Thanks for the grace, friends.)

Linking up today for 5 Minute Friday’s with Lisa Jo Baker dot com.

8 thoughts on “Beyond Metaphors

  1. This mother’s heart is with yours. I just THOUGHT my heart was breaking. The thought of this being her last year before the dreaded High School is getting to me. But to be standing at the point of the bird leaving the nest? I’ll be lifiting you up today, dear one.

    Visitng from Five Mintue Friday.

    1. Tracey, thank you for being here today. Great to have you. Please come back anytime.:) Thanks for your kind words. Yes, this college graduate has left the nest. And its all good in a raw emotional kind of way. Coming over to read your words.

    1. You would enjoy it. Its fun and it would be great to have you join in. Have a wonderful wonderful weekend, friend. Thanks for being right here. And your encouragement means the world.

  2. Oh – I feel all heart-achey just reading this – mine is only a toddler and I just felt in my gut that pang of separation that will inevitably come. Thinking of you in this stage – such a beautiful way of expressing it all. Perhaps all parenting is progressively letting go… Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday – great to meet you!

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