Just some thoughts...

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

Friday, September 30, 2016

View from the Heights

If suffer we must
let us suffer on the heights
Victor Hugo
If we find ourselves alone today 
may it be because
We showed too much mercy
We offered too much grace
We had too little fear of tomorrow
We dreamed too many dreams today
Antoine De Saint-Exupery said:
What worth are convictions that bring not suffering?
So if we must suffer,
let us suffer from heights
and that's poetiquejustis
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. 
"Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened."
1 Peter 3:14

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Race is On!

An object at rest tends to stay at rest
and an object in motion tends to stay in motion
Sir Isaac Newton
There is motion
And there is motion
And there is stopping
And there is knowing when the race is done
the real wisdom comes
in knowing the difference
and that's poetiquejustis
An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
                                         2 Timothy 2:5

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


You are only given one little spark of madness
you mustn't lose it
Robin Williams
Money...it comes and goes
You cannot hang on to these
But that little flicker of genius
That spark of poetic madness that is in us all
Never, ever let that go
Because that is the spark 
That makes all else glow
  with life
and that's poetiquejustis
Believe in the light while you have the light, 
so that you may become children of light.
John 12:36

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Circling the Answer

It is not a lack of time
It is a lack of direction
Zig Ziglar
Going in too many directions
Taking on too many tasks
Try, trying, trying
Getting, getting, getting
Stand still
Better still
Take a stand
 Make time for who you are and what you want to do
and you will find you have
all the time in the world
and that's poetiquejustis
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you
Psalm 32:8

Monday, September 26, 2016

Have you seen the beauty?

No eyes that have ever seen beauty
ever lose their sight
Jean Toomer
Poet of the Harlem Renaissance


Not on the loss

but rather on the gain


Not on what is gone

But that which is with you

How can you bring the beauty of life in to your tomorrow
If you do not see it before the end of day?


And that's poetiquejustis

Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Changes and the Choices

The talent is in the choices.
Robert De Niro

There are things you cannot choose

Your height

Where you were born

Forget about those things

Make the choices you can

Make them well and make them count
Stop wasting talent on what you cannot change
and use your talent
to make the choices
that make a change
and that's poetiquejustis
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another,
 as good stewards of God's varied grace
1 Peter 4:10

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Looking With Favor

Look with favor upon a bold beginning
Bring out the confetti
The Trumpets 
The horn
Bring out the chorus
An idea has been born!
Shout welcome and praises
Cast out doubt
Cast out scorn
Bring on jubiliation
An idea has been born!
And it is yours!
And that is poetiquejustis
Behold, I am doing a new thing
Isaiah 43:19

Friday, September 23, 2016


Little by little one travels far
J R R Tolkien
How far you thought you would go
those summer days you cut the sky upon your swing
How far you thought you would go
when those first keys were put in to your hands
How far you thought you would go
when that first job was yours
How far you will know you have come
when you realize
that  now you are at home
and that's poetiquejustis
Everyone will sit under their own vine and under their own fig tree, and no one will make them afraid, for the LORD Almighty has spoken.
Micah 4:4