Campfire Memory

Curled up next to you
in our two-seater camp chair
staring into the campfire
warmed by fire and you

We watched long-legged spiders
sidle up to the edge of the fire ring
trying to get warm, too

Meanwhile the dogs slept in the tent

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It’s Quadrille Monday at dVerse Poets Pub where De is calling for our 44-word poems that include some form of the word fire. I’m not really a fan of campfires because I tend to end up with the smoke in my face, but the prompt reminded me of a camping trip my husband and I went on early in our marriage, back when we only had dogs.

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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29 Responses to Campfire Memory

  1. The dogs didn’t know what they were missing.

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  2. Mish says:

    Spiders trying to stay warm, joining in with campfire…that is a great image.

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  3. Warm and cozy! Watch out for those campfire stones though, as black widows like to share in the heat.

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  4. I remember many cozy campfires myself, as a child surrounded by singing family members. We don’t camp anymore, but the memories still warm my heart and make me smile. Thanks for reminding me. ❤

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  5. kanzensakura says:

    This made me smile…the two snuggling by the fire, the spiders wanting to get warm and the dogs in the tent!

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  6. Vivian Zems says:

    I’m snuggling up to this warm poem. Meanwhile.. the dog seems a smart one..no bugs to bother him 🙂

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  7. long legged spiders – hmm. I’d be in the tent with the dogs!

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  8. campfire with loved ones – what else do we need 🙂

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  9. I have done some camping. Not my choice. Although some good memories, those days are behind us, I hope. Love the picture of the bears!

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  10. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like those spiders trying to get warm as well.

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  11. I somehow can’t imagine dogs being much interested in long-legged spiders and staring into the flames 🙂

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  12. kim881 says:

    Your poem made me smile, Linda – especially the thought of the dogs in the tent!

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  13. sanaarizvi says:

    Ooh that’s just delightful! 😊 Keep away from spiders though 💖

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  14. whimsygizmo says:

    Heehee. Hope those spiders don’t get too close! 😉

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  15. Nothing beats to be at a camp-fire with someone dear…. I would love to do that too.

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  16. jillys2016 says:

    Intriguing juxtaposition between the lovers, the spiders, and the dogs!

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