My Hope

I support life, people doing what they like, and living lives that please them as long as they interfere with no one else. I recommend love because I believe we are in this world together to be gentle, kind, generous, and caring toward one another. I believe our differences make us unique and should be embraced and celebrated. We are all the children of God, and He makes no mistakes. I think freedom should extend to everyone, no matter who, where, what, how, when, we live.

When things go out of control, and people are injured, killed, mistreated, it hurts my soul. I cry for the loss. I want to fix it, make it right, take the place of someone hurting. I am not able, but I pray, and I write. I try to bring the message that all of us are precious to the attention of others. I hope each person knows they are worthy, that they were created in love.

There are cruelty and injustice in our world, but each of us must stand for freedom and love. The little things, like letting someone ahead in line, opening a door, saying a kind word to someone who is working hard to help, being a positive force in a world of depression and despair. These things will not end the problem immediately, but if enough of us do them over time, through space, the force for goodness will build, and there will gradually begin to be a change.

We must try, or at some point, the human race will self-destruct. We must catch ourselves when we think of being rude, and instead be kind. If we start to lose our temper, we must govern ourselves and instead be calm. If we see someone hurting, we must step up and offer comfort. This world will not change through our giving in to baser emotions. This world, every human being, the planet, needs attention, compassion, and love. We need to fight the darkness and light up the dim places.

We are the change, you and me. We cannot wait on another to step up, because they may not have our heart. They may not think it is doable. We can, I know we can. Good people working together in love can start a revolution that blankets the world with such tenderness that cruelty, neglect, depression, suicide, violence, hate cannot continue. I urge you to be love in the world. We are the world, and we must make it safe for living. Only you and I have the power to do it and we must exert the force of love to make a better situation for everyone, everyone.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Fear Abates

When we are worried
About our friends and family
We find ourselves clinging
To the source of peace, tranquility,
The mighty Lord Jesus Christ
Who only and forever sets
The captives free and protects
The lives of all humanity.
When trouble rages
Sickness invades, defeats us,
Strife causes us to quake in fear,
The losses bring on many tears,
When the world seems to
Run in circles, gone amok,
We call to Heaven in our prayers
We find the Savior always there
Ready to help us in our need
He fills us with LOVE and
We receive gifts to help us
Overcome each adversity.
© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan – 2020
2020.05.30 Red Flowers

My New Normal

I cannot really say a lot, but I will say things have changed and I believe for the better. I have a computer that works so well I can do creative work I have only dreamed of before. I have been to Wal-Mart, where I had quit going because I was afraid; a few times. Today, I was given a gift, picture below. I went to MicroCenter and got a new holster for my phone because mine was three years old and worn out.

Someone cares enough to talk to me regularly, I get hugs, and I do not know, we shall see.


The Wealth Of You

Yesterday has faded past,
The present not long shall last,
Tomorrow’s promise may not hold fast;
So be faithful to live in every moment
Meet each challenge with courage
Share your love as if the world depends
Upon the outcome of all you do,
Because dear one you are meant
To be a blessing, many dreams come true.
Walking where we have
Never explored before we
Meet ourselves maybe
In a freedom prior unknown
Understanding depths unseen.
© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan – 2020

Inquiry Into Idiosyncrasy

Sometimes I wonder
Being a curious sort,
Do we know people
Or do we know them only
As we imagine they are?

The explanation
Of how we wrap others up
In our thoughts, hopes, dreams,
May explain relationships
Being awkward to maintain.

When the hologram
Stored with mental notes in mind
Is inaccurate
Compared to the true person
Acting out in present time –

Worlds begin to clash
Configurations may crash,
Curtains pull away
We are all left gaping on
The bare stage; reality.

Perhaps endeavor
To better acquaint ourselves
With who we may be;
Encourage others to see
Us in actuality.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

2020.05.28 Rain Coated Bloom

As a prompt, can you relate something out of the future or fiction to some mundane question and create a work that embodies it? There, you have your assignment, go multiply your thoughts, and enhance your talents.