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
a wall
a bridge
or beautiful monument
depends on us.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Somewhere In Your Life

"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." ~Havelock Ellis

Hi my name is loneliness I am somewhere in your life but if you dry your tears and simply look above
you will see that in your life there is love.

Hi my name is fear I am somewhere in your life but if you uncover your eyes and walk out into light's beam
you will see that in your life there can be peace.

Hi my name is discouragment I am somewhere in your life but if you pick yourself up and open the closed door
you will see that in your life there is hope.

Hi my name is doubt I am somewhere in your life but if you walk out on a limb all the way
you will see that in your life there is faith.

Hi my name is bitterness I am somewher in your life but if you open up your heart and let go of the pain
you will see that in your life there is forgiveness to take it's place.

Linking with One Shot Wednesday

Also Sharing with lovely Emily at Imperfect Prose

Saturday, May 7, 2011

All God's Children

Smoldering Fires,Clarence Holdbrook Carter, 1904-2000
Columbus Museum of Art

My mother is a poem
I'll never be able to write,
though everything I write
is a poem to my mother.
~Sharon Doubiago

Like a mother God holds us in His arms both protecting and preparing us for the fires of life we may face
yet like a small child we wander off too impatient to listen and wait
like an old man experience reaches out with the wealth of ware and wisdom within it's hands
yet like a capricious scarf in the wind we either take hold or drift off unaware of the lesson we had.

~I have always believed that you can take two different people, and give them the same experience,same mother, same sphere of influence, and same adversity, and one will choose to go with the flow and strive through the situation, and the other will kick scream and fight there way through causing themselves and those around them nothing but strife. ~

Somehow in my prompt I strayed away from the mother theme a bit, and went more with life, and choices, but I do want to take the time to observe  Mother's Day for all women, not just those that have given birth.  Having lost my mother at a young age, I can testify to the fact that most women have such a nurturing spirit regardless if they bear children or not.  Throughout the years I have had so many women I have known become a mother figure, and give support and guidance when it was needed in my life.  They have been a blessing and a force of hope in the empty places of my past.  So to them I say thank you, and to all women everywhere I want to say
Happy Mother's Day!