Monday, March 4, 2019

More Monday-(Everyday) Reasons To Sing...#2

This is a second go-round of reasons to sing
 because when we start focusing on Blessing instead of Burden
it's a song that never ends! 

For a kind word
For the song bird
For spring soft-bursting budded seams
For mastered goals
When twilight tolls
From belfries of unfulfilled dreams
For time’s untried
Where dawn runs wide
For Hope in spite of trouble’s ‘yet’
For time-out ‘joys’
For naughty boys
Who try to be good, but forget

For laughter’s lilt
For nature’s quilt
Of white before bright green-bronze-gold
For a Good Book
For meals to cook
For fond memories to enfold
For dinner-hour
Autumn-bower’s beauty-tide
For birthday cakes
And turquoise lakes
For friendliness of fireside

For comfy clothes
And freckled nose
Crinkled and begging for a kiss
For innocence
For bloom-lined fence
For the first-dance of this; What Is
For happiness
Of blue-sky tress
For tender tug of letting go
Where what we held
Begins to meld
With Reminiscence' Picture Show

For ripe bananas
Red bandanas
Rocking chairs for lullabies
For baby’s coo
For nature’s woo
-ing ways to vex domestic ties
For motherhood
And God is good
And Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
For little girls
With bouncy curls
For hands to hold and floors to sweep

For strength and health
And simple wealth
Of family we love so much
For living large
And free of charge
When it comes to sunsets and such
For work to do
For hopes come true
And some, still faith’s fodder for prayer
For keeping on
Though seasons pawn
Our youth for Truth’s unyielding stare

For things to learn
And wings to earn
For flying if but to crash-land
To sit and fit
The grit of it
Into a Higher Helping Hand
For friends that cheer
Through smile or tear
For rows to hoe and miles to go
For bloom-filled crocks
For sky-wide clocks
That force our work shod feet to slow

For front rows seats
Where night competes
With the beginning of Today
For poetry
Waiting to be
Before dusk folds its page away
For God’s kind grace
To help us face
What waits within Time’s veiled facade
For roads that twist
Through mud and mist
But ultimately lead to God

© Janet Martin

Sing to the LORD a new song;
sing to the LORD, all the earth.
2Sing to the LORD, praise His name;
proclaim His salvation day after day.
3Declare His glory among the nations,
His wonderful deeds among all peoples.
4For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised;
He is to be feared above all gods.
5For all the gods of the nations are idols,
but it is the LORD who made the heavens.
6Splendor and majesty are before Him;
strength and beauty fill His sanctuary. 

Psalm 96:1-6

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