on May 9, 2008 in Movin on up, Ze Bloggy Goodness with 5 comments by

I don’t want to fear you.
We haven’t even really met.
I have seen you in passing.
You held my hand for a minute.

I worry about what you hold for me.
And what you can’t contain.
You are a stranger.
Hello. I’m Annie.
But you knew that already.
You called me first.

I will stand taller now than before.
He has done that in me.
But my heart is knelt in concern.
And prayer.
In a place where sadness and excitement
wrestle each other until I am tired.

Please be a lot of things.

A home.
A life.
A call.
An address.
A laugh.
A book.
A start.
A finish.
A garden.
An answer.
A dream.

Just please don’t be lonely.


  1. Melinda
    posted on May 09, 2008 at 7:00 AM  |  reply

    I do not believe that I am actually going to get to be the first comment on an Annie Downs blogpost! NO WAY! I just wanted to thank you for writing so beautifully about your move. I’m about to make one. To another country. August 8’th. And I just wanted you to know that I am touched with the feeling that I am not along when you write about your own move.

  2. Melinda
    posted on May 09, 2008 at 7:01 AM  |  reply

    alone. I am not alone.
    I might not be along either, I don’t know…

  3. Sarah Markley
    posted on May 09, 2008 at 3:14 PM  |  reply

    =) What an adventure you are undertaking! You are going to have the time of your life, I think.

  4. Annie Parsons
    posted on May 10, 2008 at 4:56 AM  |  reply


    You might be lonely.

    But you will never be sorry.

    Take it from me. 🙂

  5. Brad Huebert
    posted on May 12, 2008 at 1:29 PM  |  reply

    Mmmmm, love it. Love it.

    You’re talking about cinnamon buns, right?

    Kidding. I love it. I really do.

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