Saturday, May 14, 2011

Monumental Choices


Magpie #65


God never makes bloodless stoics; He makes no passionless saints.
~Oswald Chambers Cabbage



We build our own history like a monument for all to see
each decision and every action
a portion of clay and mortar
spreads and forms
whether it
becomes
a wall
a bridge
or beautiful monument
depends on us.




30 comments:

  1. Great words ... words to live by.

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  2. such a beautiful challenge. i'm tucking this deep today. xo

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  3. 'We build our own history like a monument for all to see'. A great line expressing a darker side to creativity maybe, but notwithstanding the motives that build history, we are blessed with satisfying examples of art, engineering, shapes and colour to adorn our living spaces. 'Man does not live on falafel alone!' (Multiculturalism again :-).

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  4. "We build our own history..." What we become "depends on us." We always think our walls (or barriers) are a necessity when we actually build them out of fear. Let me be a bridge! You've eloquently made a magnificent metaphor here, Carrie.

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  5. Great Post. It does depend on us. God Bless You.

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  6. Carrie,

    A beautiful written piece of poetry, to accompany the image of St Francis.
    We are to others, what we make of ourselves in life.
    The legacy we leave as well, by our actions.
    Best wishes, Carrie,
    Eileen :)

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  7. a wall or a bridge....you always have such an important message in your poems. wonderful!

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  8. Awesome. Really love this...

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  9. This is profoundly true. Recent history proves it out - the walls we have built between peoples, nations... why can't there be more bridges, more commonality? Isn't that the essence of being human, to love? Thank you, Carrie. Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/twofer-damp-laundry-haiku-rank/

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  10. So profoundly true, and beautifully writen, Carrie. Your photo up top is amazingly beautiful!

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  11. These are beautiful words, thanks for sharing.

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  12. Beautiful Carrie, thanks for sharing this!

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  13. ..very true Carrie...i had a wonderful reflections on your words... as for me who are having a review now for Oct.board exam...and so near facing the path i've taken...thanks for the inspiration.(:

    Take care,

    ~Kelvin

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  14. From beginning to end...monumental!

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  15. Well said Carrie. I wish there was a like button like in facebook :D. Absolutely beautiful

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  16. As Poets United reaches its first anniversary this coming week we want to thank you for your support. Over the past year we have grown to 250 members plus and are steadily growing. Poets United is proud to have you as one of our members and look forward to another successful year. You imagination, creativity and willingness to share with us is what makes our community such a wonderful place. Thank you for beautiful poetry and thank you for being a part of Poets United.

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  17. Dearest Carrie,
    Have been looking out for your poem...How are you dear?

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  18. thank you so much everyone for your wonderful observations and comments....i have been having trouble posting comments here and on other blogs but thanks to help from a super friend at Poets United...i think i have it solved. :-)

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  19. magnificent carrie...so wise and beautiful!

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  20. My first visit, will visit you again.Enjoyed the post, loved the read. Thanks for sharing!If you wish to follow back that would be great I'm at http://nelsonsouzza.blogspot.com Have a lovely week.

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  21. Beautiful. Fragility is so universal...

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  22. That's quite exquisite one post! Beautifully write all words it's impressive.

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  23. I've been missing your poetry, Carrie.

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  24. Carrie,

    How are you? Everything ok?

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