Go where this month’s prompt leads you

It Tuesday and time for Colleen’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge. It’s the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Colleen didn’t hear from Padre whose turn it was to select the theme… so, Colleen has picked the theme prompt for us.


I was seventeen when we married, 19years when the first boy arrived and 30years when the third and last boy appeared. Well now they had all grown and flown. It is now our time. So we renewed our passports and set off on our travels. The pandemic put a stop to that but we are on life’s journey, we are travelling together.

Following life’s road
We have traversed fifty years.
We’ve grown together.
Boy and girl, man and woman.
Three generations of love.

68 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Priscilla Bettis
    May 25, 2021 @ 15:31:10

    What a sweet poem. Fifty years of love, wonderful!


  2. Ritu
    May 25, 2021 @ 16:25:58

    So, so lovely, Sis 💜🙏🏼💜


  3. robertawrites235681907
    May 25, 2021 @ 17:07:34

    50 years, that is incredible, Willow. Congratulations.


  4. Jane Dougherty
    May 25, 2021 @ 17:45:26

    You’re a great advertisement for marriage 🙂


  5. Marje @ Kyrosmagica
    May 25, 2021 @ 17:55:50

    Aww this is so lovely. I also met my hubby when I was very young! Sometimes it’s just meant to be! And yes we had plans to travel too. Hopefully that happens for us both Willow.
    ❤ x


  6. trentpmcd
    May 25, 2021 @ 18:12:37

    Wow, you started that journey very young! Glad you are continuing 50 years later 🙂 Great tanka.


  7. Susan Joy Clark
    May 25, 2021 @ 20:22:52

    How beautiful. 🙂 I hope you and your husband get to travel together again soon. 🙂


  8. rugby843
    May 25, 2021 @ 23:27:30

    Very nice looking couple and congrats!


  9. darsword
    May 26, 2021 @ 04:44:26

    Lovely words and a sweet picture of you two lovebirds!


  10. RuthScribbles
    May 26, 2021 @ 13:32:30

    Well done!!


  11. Betty Hayes Albright
    May 26, 2021 @ 20:44:39

    What a lovely picture!!
    Congratulations on your upcoming 50th anniversary, Willow. 💓💓


  12. D.L. Finn, Author
    May 27, 2021 @ 03:55:17

    Absolutely beautiful, Willow:) Happy 50 years!


  13. Gray Dawster
    May 27, 2021 @ 10:00:43

    Wow the trip of a lifetime over and over again with the one you love is certainly worth waiting for.

    Pandemic aside, it’s going to be an awesome journey.

    Have fun and hey be good, just like me 😁



    • willowdot21
      May 27, 2021 @ 10:04:46

      Hey Andro how are you doing, I was just thinking of you the other day! I do hope you are well. .. We do plan to travel more, once the rules become less stringent. Not this year maybe we can start again next year. Be safe and well 💜


      • Gray Dawster
        May 27, 2021 @ 10:42:19

        Yes I’m fine thank you, a little fed up of this crazy Pandemic and all of its difficulties, well we adjust and continue, but it would be nice to have a more normal existence.

        I hope you and your hubby are making a long list of countries to visit, best start with the more safer ones and theb see how the others cope with vaccination roll outs.

        The main thing is to keep following the basic government guidelines and keeping as safe as possible, of which I’m sure you’re an expert at by now 🤔😲 lol

        Are you on FB by any chance? I went there after I stopped blogging on WP but I’m now returning here, and spending less time on there.

        We are creatures of experience, so keep doing what you love, and soon, you will be back to your adventures.

        Keep Safe

        Andro x

      • willowdot21
        May 27, 2021 @ 11:13:38

        I am glad you are coming back to WordPress you’ve been missed. I don’t spend much timewasters on Facebook but I am there as Willow Willers. As I say not onthere much .
        We do have a list of places to visit , yes we are good at hands – face – space …lol. I hope you have come through unscathed, we lost hubby’s mother to Covid, though she did make her 100th Birthday , also our middle son was very unwell with Covid at Christmas. The world keeps turning and as you say we are creatures of experience.💜

      • Gray Dawster
        Jun 05, 2021 @ 10:22:48

        I’m very sorry about your loss, and that your son was very poorly, the virus has ripped through our world and changed all of our lives.

        So far everything here is fine, but of course we all wish that our lives could return to a more safer level without restrictions and rules, though without those basic of health measures the consequences would have been even more chaotic and dangerous.

        I tried coming back here a while back but to be honest I just wasn’t motivated enough and my WordPress space was left to the Zombies, vampires and skeletons to do their own thing 🙄😮 lol

        I will endeavor to try harder this time around and thank you for calling by and taking an interest, it’s really great seeing you my dear.

        Have a super weekend, keep safe, and be good, just like me 🤣😮


        Andro x

      • willowdot21
        Jun 05, 2021 @ 16:13:59

        Good like you? Maybe I could do better than that ! Yes it’s been a very hard year but we recover and survive. Life goes on we must all make the effort and try.
        I am so glad to see you here do try and stay 💜

      • Gray Dawster
        Jun 06, 2021 @ 09:14:15

        I am hoping to make more of an effort this time around, it’s amazing how many have left from my original friends list, but blogging did drop off quite a bit so I guess they decided not to return.

        Your blog certainly looks great, I will keep popping by to read and add my thoughts my dear friend, and again, thank you for not deleting me from your list of friends.

        Enjoy your Sunday.

        Andro x

      • willowdot21
        Jun 06, 2021 @ 10:24:39

        I would not delete you Andro, nor anyone who has been friendly or kind to me, the door is always on the latch . Just pop in anytime . I have found blogging a great source of help and pleasure in my life. I amazed at all the fantastic people I have met here. It always a good day when someone returns 💜

      • Gray Dawster
        Jun 06, 2021 @ 10:45:32

        You are very kind my lovely friend, I used to enjoy these everyday interactions more in WordPress so yes, I do need to flip off the latch and join in with you, who knows, I could even get back into writing every day like before.

        Thank you for being such a warm and encouraging friend my dear Willow, I appreciate it.

        Andro x

      • willowdot21
        Jun 06, 2021 @ 10:47:31

        It good to be kind and friendly 😊

      • Gray Dawster
        Jun 06, 2021 @ 10:48:22

        I agree wholeheartedly my sweet friend.

        Andro x

  14. Elizabeth
    May 27, 2021 @ 11:57:44

    Oh! This is wonderful, both the poem and your journey. Our passports are getting a good rest now, hope it won’t last long.


  15. Colleen M. Chesebro
    May 28, 2021 @ 16:53:54

    What a lovely poem, Willow! ❤ I can't believe you've been married 50 years! Wow! You both look great! ❤ (Remember that we don't capitalize the first letter of each line of our Japanese poetry. I'm reminding everyone. <3). Where will your first trip be to? ❤


  17. poorvi kumar
    May 30, 2021 @ 16:19:34

    this poem is absolutely beautiful ❤️


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