The Beauty In Wreckage

"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.”
~Albert Einstein

We may see rubble, and the remnants of what was, but God can make miracles out of tragedy.
I am certain of this for I have seen it with my own eyes.
It is like a greener pasture after a wild fire,
or the hightened senses of the blind.
It is the true brilliance of a savant,
or how calamity brings together nighbors to restore and build again.
It is an unexpected child that teaches us what love is
You can call it what you want, or see it how you choose,
but some of the most inspiring people I have ever known
had a past, or sorrow that was a true suffering to maneuver through.
But they did it
and that gives me hope...
yes, there is beauty in wreckage
for that is what miracles are made of.


  1. Carrie ... I have seen it too.

  2. They is beauty in wreakage...God works through all things...I am glad you stopped in Carrie..I was thinking of you earlier and thought I must get over and say hello...many blessings and miracles to you..bkm

  3. Carrie, you have spoken truth here. There is beauty in everything, including wreckage, if one looks deeply! So nice to see you writing again.

  4. True....there is beauty in the wreckage. Nice to see you again.

  5. Yes indeed! There can be beauty in wreckage.

  6. A hopeful poem and a good interpretation of the prompt.

  7. calamity brings together nighbors

    That's one of its better side effects - let's hope it happens in the long term, too. Good thinking...

  8. Chaos births beauty....I love the inspiration and hope in your poem

  9. and such beauty it is
    fabulous magpie
    especially for this week of Sept. ll

  10. Beautiful poem! In Japan when an object is mended, the damaged part is highlighted by decorating it with precious metal. The presence of the flaw highlights the history of the object, with its value and beauty perceived as being greater than before...
    There is beauty in wreckage.

  11. Excellent truth, well-spoken. In my mind, I can see this one framed on someone's wall. I pray that your relatives will find and share the beauty after the wreckage of the fires.

  12. A beautiful poem! When we find beauty even in wreckage, surely we can find hope even in loss. Thanks for sharing ...

  13. Absolutely beautiful Carrie! No other words are necessary!

  14. love the quote.

    your poem is meaningful.
    thanks for visiting me.

  15. I just read your blog for the first time. This is really beautiful. great blog!

  16. this is true and beautifully put. thank you for stopping by to leave a comment (which i loved, by the way) on my blog, thus leading me back here. for some reason i thought you were on a blogging break - glad to find i was wrong!


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