Just Another Rain Filled Day

Just is the word prompt for #FiveMinuteFriday and Day 21 of  #write28days. The idea is to write for five minutes when we hear the prompt. No need to edit or make it perfect, because it’s meant as a fun exercise.


Sometimes I begin to write, and the words come quickly. Other times I have a hard time thinking of anything at first.


My mind goes all over the place until I finally settle. Often, I take more than five minutes, but I don’t think anyone minds. Tonight’s word, like many words, has several meanings, and I chose one of the more simple definitions.


My writing has been on a more serious note lately. So tonight I decided to have some fun and write a simple poem. 


I did not write it in five minutes, but it didn’t take very long. It’s pretty much a simple description of my day.




Just Another Day


Just another day in the

rolling waves of time

nothing significant or

out of the ordinary


Just another rain filled sky

sun came out a bit

only to turn back again

not ready to dry the earth


Just another day inside

resting and waiting

keeping busy writing words

napping cat curled on my lap


Just another rainy night

bedtime approaches

Hands poised above the keyboard

waiting for inspiration



Just another day
Thought you might like to see a picture of the cat.


Though my day was pretty ordinary, it was still a good day. There was time to rest, time to listen to a podcast and a writing seminar and time to chat with a friendI enjoyed family time, ate some delicious homemade soup and even watched an episode of the show, Jeeves and Wooster. There was also time to look through old photographs which brought back lots of memories. I am truly blessed.


What about you? How was your day? I’d love to hear from you.


You can find the rest of my #write28days series HERE.


I’m linking up with: #FiveMinuteFriday





20 thoughts on “Just Another Rain Filled Day

  1. What a lovely poem, and I LOVE the cat. Puss with personality!

    My day…well…

    It seemed the night would never end,
    but the dawn was worse.
    I wished for something to forfend
    the pain, but life’s perverse.
    From dawn into bloody day
    to stand and walk was hard
    but I have to find a way
    to play this final card.
    I don’t know the whys,
    and the wheretofores escape,
    but don’t fit me for my size
    in a funerary cape.
    Seems my toe-tag death is filling
    out, but I’ll still take some killing

    1. Thank you, Andrew! Yes, our cat definitely has personality and a mind of his own. LOL Thanks for your poem. You continue to amaze me with your talent even when facing death. So thankful to have “met” you and Barb. May God be close and give you some sweet moments together!

  2. “Just”… what a word. Just in time, just for laughs, just for fun… so many uses of the word. Thank you for giving me a chance to think of how many times I say “just”. 🙂 Today is a wonderful day full of God’s blessings.

    1. Yes, so many uses of that little word. 🙂 It’s fun to think about how often we use it. 🙂 May you have a wonderful day knowing the peace of God with His many blessings! xo

  3. Dear Gayl,
    I love your photos, and lovely cat. And how sweet that she wants to curl up with you as you are writing. Those creatures can be such gifts, just like ordinary days can be gifts too! Blessings, love, & hugs Dear Friend! xo

    1. Dear Bettie,
      Thank you so much. Yes, our cat really seems to know when we don’t feel good, too. He was in my lap a lot when I felt bad. Ordinary days can really be lovely. Blessings, love and hugs right back to you dear sister! xoxo

  4. Oh, I so enjoyed this. Many of my days seem to be “just another day” but I am learning, more and more, to appreciate and even enjoy these days!

  5. Ah, the magic of the holy ordinary is entrancing to read about and experience! I love the photos and poem. Your cat is serenely lovely and your poem is gentle, sweet and restful. It sounds as if your day was a perfect mix of things to warm the heart, just as you offer here with your words. May you be blessed by more of these holy ordinary days to cherish. Love and hugs to you, dear Gayl! xoxo 💜

    1. Joy, I’m so glad you enjoyed your visit here. Looks are deceiving with our cat. LOL Yes, he can be serenely love and sweet and cuddly, but he can also try our patience. He looks to sneak into the kitchen and jump on the counter looking for snacks. It seems like nothing works to keep him out. But, he is still sweet. I pray you also will be blessed with holy, ordinary days. Blessings and love and hugs to you, dear Joy! xoxo

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