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, September 30, 2015

So Amazing

Each moment is a place where you have never been
Mark Strand

Amazing, isn't it?

No moment is like the next

No teardrop has a twin

No sunset has a double
So how is it
That we are ever bored?
And that's poetiquejustis
The heavens declare the glory of God; 
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Psalm 19:1

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Who's Going to Stop Me?

You've got to outlast yourself
Clint Eastwood

I only have to take one more step

again and again and again

I only have to go one more round

over and over and over

I have to reach one more inch

then another and another and another

And today
 I must remember:
No one can stop me

but me.

and that's poetiquejustis
For nothing will be impossible with God.
Luke 1:37

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Path Beneath My Feet

They will say you are on the wrong road
if it is your own
Antonia Porchia

There are those who tread the same path

Even if it leads nowhere

And they will tell you to follow

Because that is the way everyone has always gone

And they will sing the same tuneless song

Because it has always been sung

And ask you to sing along

But you!

You strike out upon a glorious new road  

And raise your voice to the sky

While people turn away

And sing their tuneless song

And tread their path to nowhere
And say that you are the one

Who is lost

But you never listen
and you keep on traveling
And that is poetiquejustis

"You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up." Deuteronomy 6:7

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Far Far Away Somewhere

 It is a far, far better thing that I do....
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
Today will be a different day
Far and away from yesterday
Today will be a better day
Far and away from yesterday
I am a better person today
Far and a way from yesterday
Today is not just another day
It is far and away from yesterday
and that'spoetiquejustis
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those
who are crushed in spirit.
Psalm 34:18

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Just to understand

I understand only because I love
Leo Tolstoy

I have come to understand
Not to judge
Not to speak
Not to convince
Not to deny
I have simply come to understand
and that's poetiquejustis
 God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.
John 3:17

Friday, September 25, 2015

Delightfully Delirious

Playing lifts you out of yourself and in to a delirious place
Jacqueline Du Pres, Cellist
Out of yourself
Over yourself
Set free from yourself
 Being yourself
Enjoying yourself
Go- make yourself delirious!
and that's poetiquejustis
The Lord has done great things for us! We are glad! 
Psalm 126:3

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Life without the pits

I understand the concept of optimism.
 But I think with me what you get is a lack of cynicism.
Tom Hanks
Like an olive without the pit
Like a bee without the sting
Like dinner without the bill
That is life without the cynic
and that's poetiquejustis
But if we hope for what is still unseen by us, 
we wait for it with patience and composure.
 Romans 8:25

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Don't Quote Me!

 When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, 
one has begun to stop living.
James A Baldwin
We are a world of soundbites
And we are getting bitten all the time
Our thoughts are informed by the formless
And shaped by the shapeless
Today...before you quote a news station
Bite back
And see if there is really anything on the plate.
 or if it is just another crumby soundbite
 and that's poetiquejustis
A simple man believes anything
but a prudent man gives thoughts to his steps
 Proverbs 14:15