Hope In Hardship

In Response To:

FOWC With Fandango – Permit

RDP Saturday – Hope

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #61 – Every Wednesday I post a photo.  You respond with something CREATIVE.

Can one permit hope

for the worn and weathered

years of life taking its toll

when weariness is the lyrics

that the outer shell sings

off key due to pain and fatigue

the high pitch notes that scream

louder than the inner happiness…

 

Can one permit hope

with a mustard seed of faith

in the Grace where our hope is found

that reminds us that this is but

a temporary suffering

for in the dawn of a new morn

this passes and the outer shell

has a renewed strength

the gift of a heightened faith

in a Love that bears all things.

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Interlude

In Response To:

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #73: Whole – Today’s challenge was inspired by Paul Vincent Cannon’s poem, To Be Made Whole.  All are invited to participate using whatever format of expression you wish.

The golden light of sunset creates the perfect retreat environment at the Grand Teton Mountains outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

a body worn out

a soul exhausted beyond

a sabbatical

desperately required

eyes closed the journey begins

rest to become whole again

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Photo Credit:  Pinterest

 

Living Tree

Written In Response To:

Word Of The Day Challenge – Gesture

BrewNSpew Cafe Weekly Challenge – Presenting the week’s challenge – You may use the words and/or the image for this week’s prompt.  Prompt word – spiritual.

IWH Haiku/Senryu Challenge #33 – How would you interpret this image below?

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poem in motion

dance of the soul and body

spiritual gesture

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That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,

    which yields its fruit in season

and whose leaf does not wither—

    whatever they do prospers.

(Psalm 1:3 NIV)

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