Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Entrustments or Of Schlipping and Schlepping

New morning hosts hope’s plan-to-do
It stirs to life toil’s strife-and-song
And draws cause-and-effect along
Upon a tide of tried-and-true

Through corridors of more-or-less
Time’s rise-and-shine, come-get-me-stare
Hails beg-and-borrow’s grin-and bear
To sorrow’s care and happiness

Night’s crepuscule of raven tulle
Is pulled aside while pride-and-joy
Dawn’s for-better-or-worse employs
With cup-half-empty-or-half-full

To-be-or-not-to-be, a sea
Of rose and gold lo-and-behold
Where here-and-now is soon cajoled
From what-will-be to history

This nutshell of hello-farewell
Compels both brave and faint-of-heart
Toward the grave; left-right-foot march
While day-of-grace tolls heaven’s bell

…with grants of new-chance; Mercy’s rod
Through schlep of step-by-step's may-must
Teaches this skiff of dust-to-dust
To entrust each what-if to God

© Janet Martin

Thank-you to the 7:00 a.m. second-miler who picked up the recyling blown from the bins
 by fast-moving gotta-get-to-work traffic...

Let's all put on second-mile shoes today! Why?...
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

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Thank-you for stopping by my porch! I hope you were blessed by the visit! I welcome and appreciate, if thought you care to speak; the value and the input of compliment or critique