Just some thoughts...

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

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Rise Again

To me every hour of light and dark is a miracle.
Walt Whitman
Light rises
Darkness falls
Hopes rise
  and when they do- 
just keep rising with them
and don't look down!
 and that's poetiquejustis
Christ in you, the hope of glory
Colossians 1:27 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Climb or Fall

But above all, try something
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

You are almost there
Only you can stop you now!
One more push and you are over the top!
On the other side!
Out from under!
Thinking about giving up?
I didn't think so- not you!
It is climb or fall
And you are a climber.
You are one of the ones 
who is going to make it.
and that's poetiquejustis
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer
Romans 12:12

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Until It Is Yours

The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke.
- W.J. Camero
One more push
One more stride
One more grab for the brass ring
One more
and then one more
and then one more
until it's yours
and that's poetiquejustis
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. 
James 1:12

Monday, May 21, 2018

In Praise of Kindly Truth

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
Isaac Newton

Some things just have to be said
You do not want to say them
so you look around the room...

You look around the world!

You look around the universe!

 for somebody- anybody!
To say what has to be said.

No one.

It looks like it has to be you

 So, you go for it
you know there has to be a way to say this without hurting 

Because all you want to do is help
But how do you say what needs to be said ....and not be ....well...mean
Remember the words of Tennessee Williams?

All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.

That's not you!

But the truth hurts, right?

Only if you make it hurt

Try a little a sugar with that lemon
In fact,
Heap on the sugar
Just put in the lemon for zest

You don’t have to water it down
Just mix it up a bit...
And that’s poetiquejustis
Speak the truth in love….
Ephesians 4:15

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Give Me A Reason

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason
A world of concrete
Of glass and chrome
Of screens and gadgets
Where is the poetry?
Where are the lyrical moments?
They are still in you
but you have to
Set it free
and that's poetiquejustis
In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and He answered by setting me free.
Psalm 118:5 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

A Royal Reminder

A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; 
And very hard the task I find of governing it well.
Louisa May Alcott
I was reminded to mind my manners
I was reminded to mind the time
I was reminded to
 I just wish someone had reminded me to mind my mind!
But I am positive....it is never too late to REmind yourself
and that is poetiquejustis
How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts
Psalm 84:1 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Look At It This Way....

"We can only see a short distance ahead 
but we can see plenty that needs to be done."
Alan Turing 

There are times when being short-sigted is good

When we are always looking at

We can miss what is right before our eyes

And there is so much there to see
Thougts to be shared
Friends to be made

Someone who needs your kindness
And it is all right there
Right in front of your eyes
And that's poetiquejustis
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others  
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus 
Phillipians2: 4-5