Tuesday, September 28, 2010

what if

What if yesterday was all there was.



What if tomorrow never comes.


What if today is always.


What if now is make believe.


What if past is real.


What if time is relative.


What if calendars fill up with nothing.


What if day planners fill up with everything.



What if life is a one shot deal….

Wait!

It is!

Make the most of it…

Now

Always and

Forever!


Saturday, September 25, 2010

going through the motions


wake
breathe
eat
sleep?
repeat
wake
breathe
work
sleep?
repeat
wake
breathe
dread
sleep?
repeat
wake
breathe
pray
sleep?
repeat

virtues



Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

finding rest in a restless place

A day unfolds;

details mount.
The night’s rest
was insufficient.
The body is weak.
The spirit is willing
Hope is found in prayer.
Strength is found is scripture.
The day moves forward
till last light.
Night falls.
The body attempts
to rest again.
The cycle repeats.
Where is a weary soul
to find respite.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

safe places



We all have our safe places.
For me it is definitely in my art world.
There I know
possibilities exist;
beauty is possible;
and life is wonderful.
There I know
inspiration is real;
joy abounds;
and hope is on my side.
I can escape all the ugly things and people
 in the world when I am in my little safe place of art.

be yourself

I try to be who I am

but no one permits it.
I force it and no one understands it.
I am an
artist,
poet,
philosopher
but no one believes it.
I do, so they must.
It means I must have
space and time to develop these gifts.
inspiration and ephemera to perform these talents,
and hope and trust to enhance these skills.
Exploring my faith I find truth
and the truth sets us free!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

one by one

life hurts
one situation at a time
bodies die
one ache at a time
hearts break
one incident at a time
souls disappear
one decision at a time
spirits retreat
one jolt at a time
minds lose
one thought at a time

Saturday, September 18, 2010

on being FEARLESS

Being fearless does not mean you are never afraid but it does mean "releasing" that which paralyzes you and keeps you from living. I find that I live vicariously through other people's experiences and journeys mostly rather than my own. I do some things I would not be able to do if it were not for my faith and the necessity to do it. I do and have done some things I never thought I could do but I still have  a long way to go....maybe one day I will truly be fearless....


"fear not for I am with you", says the Lord in Isaiah.

2nd in Fearless Women series

be fearless
lean on God
know joy
believe in
YOURSELF

Friday, September 17, 2010

burn bridges

burn those bridges
rise from the resulting ashes
release the baggage
take life to a higher level
make peace with
YOURSELF


blues


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

God's word is everything.

God's word is my
resting place from a weary world.
God's word is my
armor for battle.
God's word is my
sanctuary for escape.
God's word is my
light on a dark path.

Monday, September 13, 2010

tranquility


Find your peace in scenes of tranquility,

Sunday, September 12, 2010

alliterative thoughts










think thankfully
speak sparingly
believe bravely
pray powerfully
love longingly
hope helplessly
give graciously
create chronically

struggling with release


first light
day's worries begin as I rise
full light
the day's worries mount graddually at my spirit
fading light
the day's worries accumulate in familiar numbers
at my soul's door
last light
the day's worries lay down with me
i don't sleep