Bridged

Every day

We connect.

We bridge.

Bridge 10

Utilitarian.

Because we need to get from here to there.

Or be connected to get something done.

Aesthetically pleasing

Or not.

It works.

Power Bridge

Powerfully.

With the solidity of brick and mortar.

Steel and beams.

Bold Bridge

There is a beauty in it’s power

To hold us up

And get us where we need to be.

Curved Bridge

No one ever said

A bridge needed to be straight.

If they did

They were wrong.

Bridge To

Some bridge’s

Only purpose

Is to get to who is on the other side.

Hidden Bridge

I suspect

I am not the only one

Who isn’t even always aware

Of the bridges they cross.

Connecting Bridge

Because we need to be connected.

We take and build bridges

So we aren’t alone.

Because someone or something

Is worth going over to-for-or even to leave behind.

Without even realizing it

Some bridges are created

To surpass even…us.

To avoid us.

Go over us.

Bridge Over

Or protect us.

And in a day

We may not even notice

The number of bridges-

That we need

That we take advantage of

That we build.

I started to pay attention and count

I counted nine bridges

And stopped counting.

I just need them to be there

It’s not important that I know how many I need in a day –

It matters that I don’t cross the span

Without the bridge.

~

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36 thoughts on “Bridged

  1. Not to many bridges whre I live

  2. Not too many bridges were I live even though we have three rivers. Strange that we don’t have very many bridges.

  3. Mustang.Koji says:

    Your thoughts are always fantastic. Your photography makes them memorable.

  4. Debra says:

    Profoundly said, Colleen! It is always very clear that you are conscious of the many connections in life. I enjoy the reminders. πŸ™‚

  5. niaaeryn says:

    Profound, true, and it hits home for me today. Thank you for the share and the lovely images. I love bridges, makes me think of possibilities. πŸ™‚

  6. Robin says:

    I love the way you build your own personal bridges, making connections between the important things in life. πŸ™‚

  7. reocochran says:

    Simply wonderful in photos, words and meaning, Collleen. Wow! I think most people love bridges. That first photograph is gorgeous.

    • Thank you Robin! πŸ™‚ There were so many bridges in the first couple of miles it just came to me. I actually wrote this while I was riding! πŸ™‚ In my head I mean.

  8. ksbeth says:

    great poem and pics, colleen. i agree that life is all about connections.

  9. Brilliant and of course when we inadvertently burn a bridge we build another. Have a great day Colleen!

  10. NotAPunkRocker says:

    Those last lines…perfectly done (as usual). ❀

  11. April says:

    I love the photography and your philosophy. I really like when I have to read your posts several times just to take it in again and again. I wish I could say things as beautiful as you do.

  12. Wow, great! And I love the photos of those bridges. ❀

  13. Gibber says:

    Love your photography. I can think of three bridges here. I’m guessing there are more.

  14. markbialczak says:

    Let’s see, the GeeDoubleYa, the VeryNarrow, the CuzChizKoe … Oh, wait, I don’t live down there anymore, MBC. In the Tri-State Area, the bridges were never ending and always crowded. I love your artwork and premise today.

    • Thank you MBM. And I have to say, I think I like the names of your bridges. I’m sure there are stories there…..

      • markbialczak says:

        Yes, starting with the accent I had when I lived down there, the funny way I liked to refer to the Verrazano, and the proper pronunciation of the bridge named after the Polish General that saved our bacon in the Revolutionary War that all the citizenry called the Koz-Key-As-Koe. Just for you here and right now, though, MBC.

  15. Heartafire says:

    Beautiful post Chatter, enjoyed tremendously as always.

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