Friday, February 3, 2023

What May 'Seem' (in the moment) Is Not So At All...

I had a terrible time reigning in the galloping steads of today's poem-possibilities,
but with the news of another of my husband's aunts passing away (Ella)
it causes Thought to muse on how what may seem 
 (mundane and inconsequential) in the moment
is not so at all!!

I look at the mundane duties (thankfully brightened by cutie-duty)
 that seem never to be completely completed,
and I think about how utterly meaningless much could seem
in the grand scheme of things...until we open our hearts
and mouths and turn potential-mundane-chore-ness to a glorious refrain
of worship/praise to God who grants Today! 

(When I play the song below or something similar, while doing housework
it changes my whole perspective!)
This afternoon looks like a long-song afternoon aka lots of housework!!

It may not seem like much; the mundane ebb and flow
Of duty as it falls through touch then melts like flakes of snow
Caught on the tongue of Time where nothing stays the surge
Of a momentous pantomime where past and future merge
On a verge called Today; perched on eternity
A chariot soon drawn away by steads we cannot see
Where the grim rigmarole of Today will expire
As the pilgrimage of the soul is restored to its Sire
And what once stole the show is but a lifeless barge
As I AM snuffs the ebb and flow of Duty’s awesome charge

Then, what seems to compose a long-forgotten script
Is unveiled as with curtain-close, the soul of Garb is stripped
When the last dream is dreamed, and the last breath forsook
The last jot of what ‘simply seemed’ summarized in a Book
Where font of taste and touch is gathered; smallest small
And what once seemed like nothing much is not so after all
...where, pray as we emerge from what death has estranged
As Today tumbles from its verge, that one thing is unchanged
As we behold God, oh, it will be as before
Praising He from whom blessings flow both now and evermore

© Janet Martin

John 5:24-29
“Most assuredly, I say to you, 
he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, 
and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. 
Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, 
when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; 
and those who hear will live. 
For as the Father has life in Himself,
so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, 
and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, 
because He is the Son of Man. 
Do not marvel at this; 
for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice 
and come forth—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, 
and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.

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