Slumping sunflowers in our victory garden,I understand. How well?I hope you never know. Like them I will fade away and take,The memory of all my pain,Safely away from you. And all will someday be,Peaceful and unafraid and,Flourishing forever. … [Read more...] about Slumping Sunflowers
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Did I write something that made you cry? Good. If, while crying, you dreamed of becoming more than you were before you were reading, very good. If it’s a spark in your heart and then tears come, good. If it’s laughter, I am glad too. Tonight I cried after receiving, in a film, the work of a man’s art. It worked itself into my heart. I made commitments then, jotting them down through … [Read more...] about Crying at Stories
I like this common, crooked tree. It’s already poetry. Doesn’t need a thing from me. It shows and tells us,Everything. But writers make words,I guess,Because we cannot bend,And rise,And bloom,And die inside the fire,Of a family making s’mores. Still, for us, storytellers all,The sparks fly up,And bends will come,And sadness seeps,Into all our songs. Until both we and trees,And Everything,Are … [Read more...] about A Crooked Tree
The conspiracy of goodness that has been my life,I recollect in silence.For once my frustrated sighs are quieted,In holy reverence.Gardens grow on graves. The true New World is my home and hope,This shadow I have seen,And loved and hated all my life will,Only be a place I’ve been.When beneath my vine, I fear not. So the terror that now threatens me,Is only another day, I find,Another chapter … [Read more...] about A Tapestry Behind
The words from the screen grab and the picture are many years apart. During the time of that post, I was working very hard (battling discouragement constantly) and planting seeds. The picture below is a little evidence of the harvest that God provided later. I’m happy to say that I now make more than minimum wage writing. Seriously, that is a gift. I still can’t spell very well. (Perhpas … [Read more...] about Seeds and Harvest and Minimum Wage Writing
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