Part of the Whole #devotion #poetry #humanity

chains and people

Whether poor or rich, tall or short

very young or oh so old

you child are part

of the greater whole

in this spinning world

rushing out of control

man would extinguish

the birds that sing

destruction is such a waste

still we await

the coming spring

we are connected

on each other lean

remember that this God above

the designer of hope

something great called Love

 

I am reminded of some sweet moments as a nurse and teacher with the friends I had made.  An outsider could have considered us different: Our language and skin color was not the same but the radiance in our smiles was like an echo and our voices had a beautiful blend as we sang. Culture may mold us and hand us mores. But as my dear friend Hil would say, we are sisters all the same. As the watercolors of life streak and create a new color, “man” gets angry at the thought that a “oneness” could be the start of a new day.

As a chain gathers strength by being linked together,  we as people gain support as we clasp hands and work together.
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”

Ezekiel 36:26
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”

2 Corinthians 5:7
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Revelation 21:4

 

Children bring a smile to our culture #wordpress #weeklyphotochallenge #photography

the waiting room

babies

snack

boy

This week The daily post weekly photo challenge prompt is “Culture.” There is an entire culture that centers on children. I realized that through each picture there was color and smiles.

Photography: “The Waiting Room”, “The Twins”, “The Snack”, “Happy Eyes” L. Moon Copyright 2013

The Narrow Road #haiku #napowrimo

Where do you go on the narrow road? To another land where you have never gone? Only the story teller knows…

bridge

There’s a narrow road

you can see it if you try

look very closely

***

look very closely

for the almost hidden way

peer beyond the trees

***

peer beyond the trees

 imagination unfolds

a story is told

***

a story is told

worlds and cultures far and near

 centuries old

**

centuries old

aged hands move yellowed page

story of the road

The prompt for today at Carpe Diem  is the Story Teller. My story is inspired by Kristjaan and Basho both who have written about “The Narrow Road”

Simple Community

you sit so stately

surrounded by a sea of green

heather wafts in the breeze

***

the clouds create an almost somber tone

until the voices of children ring down the lane

and the clop clop of draft horses resonates in the air

***

you may be small

but you are so much more than size

love , kindness, and family flourish here

***

a people endure

and rejoice in each season of life

join us in the revelry

come celebrate

***

for today we will unite and be

bound together as a community

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