Just some thoughts...

Every day, as I write Poetiquejustis, I pray it will be a blessing to someone.
Today, I hope it is you.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In The Storm

There are some things you learn best in calm
 and some in storm
Willa Cather
In the quiet moments

In the lonely moments
In times of fear
In times of courage
In times of hope
In times of despair
Above all else
May we learn
to be wise
and that's poetiquejustis
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.
James 3:17

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Greatest of Riches

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
William Blake
To be amazed by the very least
To be awestruck by the very small
To be completely filled by the tiniest of blessings
And overcome by the very least of joys
These are the  great riches
and that is poetiquejustis
“The Lord bless you and keep you;  
the Lord make his face shine on and be gracious to you
the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.”
Numbers 6:24-26

Monday, February 8, 2016


 We must accept finite disappointment,
 but never lose infinite hope
Martin Luther King
                                                             two ends of the spectrum

                                                           encompassing all of  life

                                                     joined together by the golden thread

                                                                 of  hope
 The thread may tangle
but the thread is always there
So that is what we hold on to
                                                           and that's poetiquejustis

Let us hold on unswervingly to the hope that we possess, for He who promises is faithful
Hebrews 10:23

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Lightly Now...

Let your life lightly dance on the edges like the dew on the tip of a leaf
R. Tagore
how fragile is life in the places where it touches the world
how gentle we must be with each other
how softly should our words fall
our eyes seek out
our prayers reach out
like drops of rain that would not disturb the leaf upon which they fall

And as I watch the drops of rain
Weave their weary paths and die
I know that I am like the rain
There but for the grace of you go I
that's Simon and Garfunkel... 
and that's poetiquejustis
He covers the sky with clouds;
    he supplies the earth with rain
    and makes grass grow on the hills.
Psalm 147:8

Saturday, February 6, 2016


We'll sing in the sunshine....
Crystal Gayle
Today someone's soul was covered with ice
Their heart seemed frozen within them
The very life that flowed through them felt like an icy stream
And then there came you
With your laugter
And your smile
And your joy
And the ice began to melt
You did that!
That was well done
And that's poetiquejustis
He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting. 
Job 8:21

Friday, February 5, 2016

Sailing Across Your Pond

Many drops make a bucket,
many buckets make a pond, 
many ponds make a lake, 
and many lakes make an ocean.

Percy Ross

Drop by drop
Thoughts in to the pond that is your universe

Thoughts that fly like pebbles across the waters of your mind

making ripples

 making waves


That fill the lake upon which you sail each day

Creating your shores

setting your horizons

drops in the bucket....
                                                            and the waters in your pond
Remember the wisdom of
Wind in the Willows
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” 

as long as you fill the pond
Think about it.....
and that's poetiquejustis
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy
-think about such things.
 Philippians 4:8

Thursday, February 4, 2016


We must reinvent a future free of blinders 
so that we can choose from real options.
 David Suzuki

 Life is a matter of opti-metrics

Sometimes things add up

And sometimes they do not

But life is never an optical illusion
If you are an optimist
You just see things differently than most

Today, your optimal life is waiting for you
What's it going to be?

optimization is optional

But given the options 
 Of living large or living small
There really is only one option , isn't there?
and that's poetiquejustis
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 10:10