Thursday, April 20, 2017

Loveliness of Task

PAD Prompt 20: For today’s prompt, write a task poem.

Of all the loveliness of life, in want and need's duress
Of finding finest treasures in measures of mundane-ness
(Though we may not always have sought or even thought to ask)
We often overlook the common loveliness of Task

The evidence of Providence is in each gifted breath
He grants through Adam’s curse, a chance to taste the bread of worth
Where often in the moil of toil we take and break and eat
Forgetful of Task’s loveliness that favors hands and feet

…and though the glance-value of come and go seems small and plain
If we live to give it our best we will not strive in vain
The saddest state of being, seeing only form and face
And missing how the loveliness of Task spills from God’s grace

© Janet Martin

The best way to -re-appreciate Task is to not feel well enough to perform them for a little while, then we covet the smile of Ordinary and Task! 

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
Col. 3:23

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