When a life departs A body, only remains, An assortment of Discarded things, relationships, Without breath or animation. Memory struggles, fades, As ensuing days Go on with whoever Contains the treasure, hard To guard, uneasily measured. A longing persists To catch a glimpse, hear a phrase, Sweet visage, clear voice Held dear, but lost from here. Never, never, until some Future, Divine Presence gives Overdue reconciliation Uniting those who, wander, Later in, with kith and kin. No need can find all, Disembarking space and time, Leaves suddenly adrift, behind; What had meaning, without beholder Begins to decay and molder. Oh Death, how unjust your taking Leaving Life to spoils shoulder.
1. Heroes are only These dreams we greatly esteem, But may never meet, No love we share between, yet, We hope their joy is replete. 2. Blowing up his phone – A need I cannot postpone, But no rainbows come; Talking to me is a chore He rather not, anymore. 3. I love you more now Than when first I invited You to share my heart Knowing over time how grace Has greatly forgiven me.
The naked truth Arises without interest In you or me now; It shows what may further be And what, going, is let go. See there is No reason I can continue Hope, for you depart Always, leaving without me; I am only, matter, no more. Moving on, I must, Or become a captive ghost, Which seems your major Preoccupation, but wrong, Because life and joy are mine. We are not, Together apart, has progressed To outside space and time; Nothing to clothe who We made ourselves to be. Naked never need We ever be, for we are NOT, As you wanted us – Despite my naked need.
Allowing ourselves to trust the future is secure is sometimes hard. Knowing we are Beloved of God helps us go forward.
Small steps make progress toward better days. We are meant to grow, not fade. Life is not always what we plan, but the stops along the pathway are often where Jesus finds us open to suggestion.
Why we are here can be unclear, but our destiny is no secret to the One who made us. Take time to reflect on where you are coming from and what opportunities your experience may bring you. Hold your dreams dear, and share them with God. He is on your side.
Remember, a detour may lead to a better possibility than we imagine. Love is the guide and is always with us.
I am trying to make my workout space so I can do it barefoot. I rescued this from storage. It is an improvement. I added it tonight.
The following poem was written a few days ago.
Gentle as the kiss Of dampening dew on grass As morning hours pass, Bright as sunlight reflecting A child’s face, laughing at dawn. Sweet as a baby Long overdue, expected, Often as the care – Simple luxuries provide Breath, food, drink, all connected; Even more than these Is Love always proceeding From God’s tender heart Cradling us each completely.