Posted in Cinquain, July 2018

In This World

Drooping Roses

Troubles

Everyday

Coming someone’s way

What can I say, but sigh and pray

Always

Cinquain

Posted in November 2016, Triolet

Q and A

Rainbow, Life cant be all sunshine and no rain Both are needed to help you grow

Question:

Why is life so hard sometimes?

Some days are hard and others worse

I’m trying to live on nickels and dimes 

Why is life so hard sometimes?

Good fortune falls and trouble climbs

Circumstances are so adverse 

Why is life so hard sometimes?

Some days are hard and others worse

Answer
:

Life cant be all sunshine and no rain

Both are needed to help you grow

Remember this when days are filled with pain

Life cant be all sunshine and no rain

It’s an important truth you need to know

Remember, for good, healthy, happy life to obtain 

Life cant be all sunshine and no rain

Both are needed to help you grow

Double Triolet

Posted in Haibun, Haiga, Haiku, June 2016, Scripture

Determination


Daisies by the rock

Standing tall and blossoming

Growing in a hard place

Haiku
I think we’ve all heard the saying ” between a rock and a hard place” which is an expression often used when we might be in a difficult place in our lives. We might feel helpless, hopeless, hindered, and wondering if we are ever going to get out of the situation at hand and live well again. 

Well, I believe God showed me the answer this morning as my eyes fell upon this big rock on hard ground with two daisies growing right next to it. The daisies are standing tall and blooming beautifully even though they are in hard ground and not really in a place that is most ideal for growth. I doubt anyone purposely planted them there, I imagine it was a happenstance that their seed fell upon that ground, yet with determination and the divine providence of sunshine and rain they grew, and I am imagining that the rock’s presence may have been a beneficial barrier that might have given them some protection from strong winds and rain that could have otherwise beat them down to the ground. 

Since I am going thru a hard time in my life right now I feel God showed me this very good lesson. I think all of us can take this to heart and when the winds of adversity blow and we are tossed to and fro, let’s determine to dig in, stand firm, grow, and bloom near the Rock who is our salvation and strength. 

Adversity winds

blow, tossing lives to and fro 

Stay rooted in faith
Stay rooted in faith

Bloom and grow in the hardest places 

Clinging to the Rock

Haiku

Haibun

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;

my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,

    my shield and the horn of my salvation.

He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—

      from violent people you save me. 

2 Samuel 22:2-3 NKJV