Friday, December 30, 2016

Thursday Thoughts, Friday Jots...





As long as life remains
So too does grace of God
And opportunity to change
Those things we know we should

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The ups and downs of love and life
Beneath our second glance
Turns into thought’s landscape shaped by
Response to circumstance

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The way we are, for better-worse
Is never so complete
That we do not have reason to
Improve somehow, my sweet

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If we do not know how to pray
Or wish we better could
We need to take the time to pray
As often as we should 

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No matter how much
Life’s future lessens
It never runs out of
Trusting lessons

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Priority, priority,
Beneath your voice I move
And often prove unconsciously
The God or gods I love

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Look back at your mistakes
To learn from them, and then
Wiser and humbler move on and
Do not look back again

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We cannot blame our feet alone
For the wrong way we went
The mind lays out the stepping-stone
That moves the foot’s intent

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The mind will never muster what it takes to master it
The heart, desperately wicked and deceitful steers the Whole
…and we would all be shipwrecked on a rocky shore or reef
Save for the heart that repents and asks God to take control

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The words we write or say are little more than tripe or noise
Unless deed jibes with that which the mouth easily employs

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Together we can weather more than we thought possible
But first we must make sure that we agree which way to pull

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Do not despair;
For we have prayer
A life-line up to God
Then pray that we
Pray faithfully
With more than just a nod

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The old year
Like a feather loosed
Wafts out of our reach
Too late to learn
The lessons that
It intended to teach

The New Year
Like a singing bird
Perches on Mercy’s limb
The lessons we
Failed to full-learn
Are hidden in its wing

© Janet Martin



2 comments:

  1. Beautiful poetry, Janet. Happy New Year to you and yours!

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    1. Hi Dayle, thank-you so much and same to you!

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