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, March 29, 2017

Spring Cleaning

Get rid of everything except your loves.
Voltaire


Old clothes


Old hats


Old cars


Old food

Old Grudges


Old disappointments


Let them go

and make room
for the beauty that life has ready to bloom!
and that's poetiquejustis
Isaiah 43:19





Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Got a lot of living to Do

Curiosity is one of the permanent
and certain characteristics 
of a vigorous 
intellect.
Samuel Johnson

Perhaps these folks were just curious to see that they had in them


Annie Edson Taylor went over Niagara Falls in a barrel
at the age of 63


At 93, P G Wodehouse wrote his 97th literary offering and was knighted


 At 94, comedian George Burns performed in Schenectady, NY, 63 years after his first performance there


At 89, Arthur Rubinstein performed one of his greatest recitals in Carnegie Hall.

"So"
my curious cat seems to ask of me
"What's your excuse? Aren't you a little bit curious
about that you can do now?"
That is a good question
and that's poetiquejustis

Psalm 71:18 You got me when I was an unformed youth God, and taught me everything I know.
Now I’m telling the world your wonders;
    I’ll keep at it until I’m old and gray.



 

Monday, March 27, 2017

I forget every cloud I've ever seen

When the sky is a bright canary yellow
I forget every cloud I've  ever seen!
Lyrics: Rogers and Hammerstein
Cockeyed Optimist
We all know that our skies are not always going to be
bright canary yellow
But you can pretend
You can 
you see...
 you can live beneath a cloud
or
You can paint your own sky today
and brush the clouds away!
and that's poetiquejustis
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Today, Because of You

Make visible what, without you,
might perhaps never have been seen. 
Robert Brisson



That smile that only you can give

That dream that only you can live



That hand that only you can lend

The love that only you can send



That prayer that only you will pray

All of those things can happen today

because of you.

and that's poetiquejustis
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Matthew 7:12

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Let's Just Hope

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 



Friday, March 24, 2017

You Just Never Know What You Will Know!

Ideas have come from the strangest places.
Joyce Carol Oates


They fly in from nowhere.



They leap out of darkness


They fall from the sky


They show up at your door


Ideas.

Be
for them.

Joseph Chilton Pierce said: 

"We live in a web of ideas- a fabric of our own making."
And yours becomes stronger and  beautiful 
with every idea
you add.  
and that's poetiquejustis
I will sing a new song to You, O God
Psalm 144:9
We live in a web of ideas, a fabric of our own making. Joseph Chilton Pearce
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Let's Just Say...

Gentleness can only be expected from the strong.
Leo Buscaglia


Bullies.....


Bluster....

 and spread pain


But those who are strong


 can whisper like the wind

and be heard 


spreading peace

That is how you know who is weak
and who is strong

and that's poetiquejustis
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:1