Nature’s Example #100tpc #poetsforchange

fawn

 

dawn is playing with the color wheel

two does and their young pass

a fawn races toward flowers

nature dances its morning ritual

mothers tilt their heads

large eyes are watchful, hopeful

mesmerized am I in silence

the choir holds its breath

peace as golden rays curve the horizon

a white tail bobs to my left

lingering on a tasty morsel

none push others away

though rib cages bulge

an ear flicks, a buck crosses the road

stately he watches those ahead

worries crease not his brow

equal is the footing

a bird titters a “good morning”

the mamas follow the path

children run in circles

each move to the morning’s cadence

I awaken to a jet piercing the sky

too soon my peace is interrupted

drivers jockey for position to be first

breaks screech as metal bends

reverie is broken

 

 

 

Sharing with the event 100,000 Poets for Change:

For today’s online event, our choice is not to put one of the three themes—peace, sustainability, and social justice—above the others, but to recognize that all of these three necessary areas of change interrelate in complex ways.

 

 

 

Nothing can pull us away… #devotion

stream
 Oh the days are hard
the path is rocky
and my feet are weary
where can I go to find sleep?
Is there any protection
from the sky that is falling
trying to enter the reason
of my mind?
“Nothing can preserve you except…”
you hear this over and over
“just give in
give up…”
the silent tormentor
has gained a voice
in my head
and I am raw with fear
“Give In
We can help…”
But what are they offering?
More importantly what are they taking?
God’s love doesn’t evoke fear –
it’s result is peace
God’s love doesn’t evoke anger or hatred –
it causes us to love those who hate us
God’s love does not require us to destroy ourselves or others
IT is a trickling (healing) stream in the midst of the darkest night

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?…

Neither height nor depth, nor any other created things, will be able to separate us from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”   ~Romans 8:35 and 39

 

 

 

Love as an Action #devotion #poetry

girl on the move

 May I be motivated to do good

 my attitude be cheerful today

my feet be swift to aid another

kindest words from my lips would I say

may my mind not stray toward evil

eyes mirror what is  in my soul

that I would accept others as a child

generosity spill forth for  poor, young and old

*

I just got back from vacation and along the way watched people.  What I observed:

With so little effort we can bring cheer and goodness to others as we cross their paths.

How often do you hear a child’s laugh, see her smile and not feel less bothered by the day?

Small kindness can make such a difference in a person’s day.

Isaiah 52:7
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
1 Peter 3:9

Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.

1 John 3:18

Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

sharing this today with Godinterest and Poets United

Driving Force #photography #haiku

time and storms erode

watercress flows in peace

my footsteps gone

beach at Kitty Hawk

The Daily Post Photography Challenge this week is Forces of Nature. I heard on the news that the place where I took the beach photograph was destroyed (4 days later) when a storm took out the dunes.

The Rose and the Thorn #poetry

dew speckled rose

I am but a worm on this leaf

I look upon two sides of the world

she is a beauty

full of life, a treasure

fanning hope and peace

he is a devil

piercing the sky with pain

injustice and anger

are his middle name

I am but a worm on this leaf

“In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.”

Albert Einstein

“But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people.”

Psalm 22:6

The prompt for Poets United Midweek Motif is Justice or Poetic Justice. I will take poetic license and give a voice to the worm.

Photograph: Rose called ‘Peace

Changing Seasons #Bible #ourworld #war

 

a touch of cherry

Blessing comes in the form of peace

safe haven while war rages about

Blessing comes in refreshment

sparkling waters flow in time of drought

blessing comes in the form of life

leaves remain green though nothing lives

blessing comes in the form of provision

 there is enough when resources are destitute

~MDW

 

Are you seeing the seasons changing? Life (presently) seems to be battered by storms of all types. You saved and planned for the future and most of that is now ashes crumbling between your fingers.

Look at the world from above. What was once blue and flowing is now a brown stench of an orb.

God promises life, peace, and an unadulterated stream even as everything is caving in. He will not turn against us during this time of warring and corruption. He promises safety and to replenish us.

Jeremiah 17: 7-8 says:

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.”

 

leaf drop

Picture Desire #photography

I hope 2

believe

Picture desire

the belief           in goodness

 sweet, confident      repose  of a puppy

waves  carelessly lapping at your heels

the ability to resist hatred and war

the intertwining of beauty

love’s pas de deux

Desires are central to the soul’s unfolding and should not be dismissed before giving them careful attention.

THOMAS MOORE

Thanks so much to Ese for the weekly phot and quote challenge. This week’s theme: Desire 

And the expression of many talented photographers:

http://managuagunntoday.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/eses-shoot-quote-desire/

http://forestwoodfolkart.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/eses-weekly-shoot-quote-challenge-desire/

http://yarnwuseleien.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/eses-weekly-shoot-quote-challenge-desire/

http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/desire/

http://cynthiamcclendon.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/eses-weekly-shoot-and-quote-challenge-desire/

http://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/desire-as-energy/

http://artifactsandfictions.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/eses-weekly-shoot-quote-challenge-desire/

http://vosperdruiter.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/desire-to-just-go-on-living/

http://lynneayersbeyondthebrush.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/strangers/

http://bastetandsekhmet.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/eses-weekly-shoot-and-quote-challenge-desire/

http://raleighcatdaddy.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/desire/

http://eyekensee.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/eses-weekly-shoot-quote-challenge-desire/

http://alwaysbobswife.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/eses-weekly-shoot-quote-desire/

http://mang0pe0ple.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/eses-weekly-shoot-quote-challenge-desire/

http://creatingreality1.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/caught-in-the-middle/

http://wadingthestream.com/2013/09/23/desire-intent-the-singularity-of-trueness/

http://uhurumahlodi.wordpress.com/2013/09/23/human-behaviour-unconquerable-souls/

http://charlesbonaventure.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/object-desire/

They Call her Peace #poetry #photography

In my hand I held her … Peace

octrose
A rose called Peace

In my hand I held her

a fragrance that grows faint

she dipped into the sunshine

we insulted her with paint

*

In my hand I held her

not wanting to let her go

breezy calm like spring time

I wish they’d let her grow

*

In my hand I held her

though she damaged by the storm

the reds of hate assailed her

hopes and dreams were dashed and torn

*

In my hand I held her

she seems so out of reach

man  bent on world dominion

her name – they call her Peace

Kim’s prompt for Poet’s United / Verse First is Close to the Source. When I saw the little blossom on my rose bush (this am), I felt the need to write this for her. The bugs and deer rarely leave a bloom. The symbolism is strong for this little rose.

poets united

Free to Forgive #poetry #children #abuse #peace

blowing a kiss

“You obstruct my way to happiness”

you told me at eight

“so you little one

I chose to hate”

*

a gentle laugh

blue tender eyes

you couldn’t embrace

you had to despise

*

she sadly saw

a visage so dark

jealousy ran deep

imprisoned your heart

**

she hoped for one day

this evil would flee

one night your demon

listened not to her plea

**

how she lived through that night

he will never know

but she called upon God

death’s grip to let her go

**

she could have become bitter

fears played within her mind

but forgiveness set her free

kept her heart from being blind

**

yes those painful nights remembered

will always  cause her pain

she prays someday he’s ridden

of the beast that was insane

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”  ~Gandhi

“Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

This prose is a true story of a girl who should have died one night (alongside her beautiful mother) at the hands of a man who had lost her senses.  She has worked with children (all over the world)  who have experienced painful hate and she encourages  them to  forgive…

I really appreciate what Kozo is doing at  Everyday Gurus. Kozo is encouraging bloggers to Blog for Peace (b4peace)  and write a monthly Peace Challenge Blog. This month the peace challenge prompt is “Marching Towards Forgiveness” an act that takes strength of will to perform at any age.

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