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Normal – Five Minute Friday

Normal – Writing Prompt

Five Minute Friday – Normal Writing Prompt

I’m trying to commit to spending these five minutes writing. Not re-writing or correcting, but rather spilling, pouring it out as it is – without polish. That’s the point of five-minute Friday. The raw truth. Join me? Have you got five minutes to spend with yourself? I bet you do. Check out the link below for more information on joining this online writing community. Starting my timer…

The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. – Isaiah 40:8


Five Minute Friday - Journaling Writing Prompt Normal

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When things were normal and we gathered.

When we ran to hug one another upon meeting – no fear.

Normal before nothing was normal at all.


When we ate together in restaurants,

shoulder to shoulder in the waiting room. Unafraid.

Before we thought anything much about infection.


When we walked along the paths at the park,

Speaking to strangers as though old friends.

Not distancing ourselves from every unknown face.


Normal – when we didn’t appreciate all the gifts it held,

Full smiles shining, unhindered by masked barriers,

Unconcerned with food supply or if we could get more disinfectant.


That normal that always was before the after,

the now,

when nothing is normal at all.


When we invited friends and family over.

To play cards and have bonfires and watch movies.

Unafraid that we may hurt them or they may hurt ours.


I miss normal.


But there is still God above, going on as normal with His promises,

His hope. Us within His hands.

And more then ever I clutch His hand, for the only thing that has always been.










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3 thoughts on “Normal – Five Minute Friday

  1. Your lovely words made me think, and thinking led to this…

    Normal’s unappreciated,
    normal’s just the dull mundane,
    normal’s what we all were fated
    to lose when all things went insane.
    Normal is the iron anchor,
    holds our soft and frgile hearts
    through pandemic and through cancer
    when we might be torn apart.
    But the normal’s delicate,
    not some big unchanging might,
    and we may sudden-mourn its fate
    against the steel-blade fall of night.
    Normal is a faithful friend
    the we must, sometimes, defend.

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