Just some thoughts...

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

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Don't Keep It To Yourself!

Seneca said:
There is no delight in owning anything

Share...one of the first lessons we teach our children

Share the love

Share the wisdom
Share the memories
Share the ideas

 Share the day
Share the night

Lindsay Wagner said:

 It's about sharing. 
You just give what you have to give wherever you go, 
and you let God handle the rest.

Everyone is doing it.....
so go...share
you have so much to give!
and that's poetiquejustis

Remember this--a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop.
 But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.
2 Corinthians 9:6

Friday, March 30, 2012

Illustrious Illusions of Life

Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Don't be afraid
 Follow your heart
Paint your world with all those things that only your heart knows are real

Illustrate your life

With the illusions of your heart

And your life will be real
And your life will be art
and that's poetiquejustis

I Corinthians 2:9 
But as it is written: 
"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, 
Nor have entered into the heart of man 
The things which God has prepared
 for those who love Him".

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Pane of Opportunity

If a window of opportunity appears, 
don't pull down the shade.  
Tom Peters

Remember when life was about the newness of it all?
When the sky was the limit
And it was always within reach?

The windows are still there

Opportunity is still waiting....Just draw back the curtains that time has put in place and you will see!

Jon Bon Jovi said

Don't get too comfortable with who you are at any given time - you may miss the opportunity to become who you want to be.
and that's poetiquejustis

Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage 
and let your heart be stout and enduring. 
Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.
Psalm 27:4

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Healing is a moral thing to do.
Jay Inslee 
Heal:from the Old English  hælan " to cure; save; make whole, sound and well"
People need to heal
Countries need heal
 Hearts need to heal
Memories need to heal
Healing takes time
Peter Seller once said:
Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees 
will be bare, 
and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit
 Healing takes time
Take some...it is free 
and that's poetiquejustis
 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven
Ecclesiastes 3:1 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Ring a Ding Ding

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light...
Alfred Lord Tennyson

"There are the bells, Mom, I have to get to work...talk to you tomorrow."
Our son and his wife live in a lovely seaside town whose life is regulated by the Church bells in the heart of the village. Each day at nine am the town puts down their cups at the local coffee house and heads in to their day.
How like people bells can be....

 They are some that are deep and sonorous, and yet never seem to intrude

There are those who only seem to ring out their joy sparingly

 And others whose love of life rings across the fields

There are those who seem to have a pompous ring
and those that are just rather alarming

Oscar Hammerstein II said:

A bell's not a bell 'til you ring it, 
A song's not a song 'til you sing it, 
Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay,

Love isn't love until you give it away

and that's poetiquejustis

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.
I Corinthians 13:1

Monday, March 26, 2012


What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?
Thomas Merton

by all means-


Trim the sails!

Chart your course!

But there comes a time when you need to loose the ropes

And simply drift

To see upon what shores your unfettered mind will land
Perhaps you will be surprised at who you find there...perhaps it will be you
And you will have a friend for the future voyage

and that's poetiquejustis

The wind blows to the south and goes around to the north; around and around goes the wind, 
and on its circuits the wind returns. 
All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; 
to the place where the streams flow, there they flow again.   Ecclesiastes 1:6-7