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Into the Pool

On a stroll with Grandpa
In an afternoon, cool
When he reached out
And pushed me in the pool

Why did he do that
Confused that I be
Then he lent a hand
To share wisdom with me

Like it or not
You’ll find in your way
Someone will push you
In the pool everyday

Will you be whining
Complain or might cry
Perhaps you’ll be angry
Or punch will you try

Or rise with a smile
See what you can learn
Who you might help?
Though you be uncertain

Decision to make
Right now, and right here
An attitude chose
Of life to prepare

This is an excerpt from The Noticer Returns by Andy Andrews.

Heart Words

Words that are not flesh
Remain such, just “as words”
Do not affect our lives
Power is not heard

If one says “I love you”
Without emotion deep
They do more harm than good
Connection is not reaped

But if the same is spoken
Flowing from the heart
Something special happens
As new life they impart

It is of importance
That we keep in touch
With our source of words
Not just speak them much

Great is our temptation
A “pleaser” to us be
If just of pleasing words
No roots in our words be

In our hearts be rooted
Word within the way
Taking time in silence
Words of heart we pray

Based upon text from Henri Nouwen’s Bread for the Journey

Word Unique

At day of Pentecost
Such excitement sprung
That they all did hear
In their native tongue

It echoes to this day
That we each do hear
Our God of voice unique
To us does appear

Found within the Word
Encounter of a friend
Beauty of creation
A message to soul send

Whispered to every soul
Throughout all of time
One voice different ways
Your gift of word divine

Morning Lifts

Witness of moment
As morning sun lifts
In just being here
We’re offered a gift

Clouds of up high
Change from white to pink
Horizon is birthed
In violet to drink

Every bird pauses
With song that they know
Turn towards the light
And bask in warm glow

Every heart joins
In raising creation
With praise of uplifting
A great celebration

Tale of Two Wolves

Grandfather and grandson
Blessed time aware
Grandfather has a story
One of life to share

Fight going inside me
Two wolves’ battle true
I think that you’ll realize
They are in you too

One of them the bad wolf
In evil does reside
Hatred, anger, fear
Arrogance and pride

Second is the good wolf
Filled with humility
Sharing love and kindness
Fueled with bravery

Grandson asks a question
Which winner does proceed?
Grandfather softly shares
“The one in which you feed”

(Based upon words from a poem of unknown author)

What To Do Here?

In great sky of darkness
In oceans of fear
Can be overwhelmed
What to do here?

Come close my child
Withdrawing in prayer
Dwell in my love
To be aware

A candle of hope
For those in despair
Drop of compassion
Kindness to share

Go upon journey
Sent with gifts prepared
A kingdom to build
Faith to declare

Pieces Broken

A wonderful journey
When Your light we seek
Guided by Spirit
Each one unique

One of the human
Emotions a flare
Desires and needs
And sin that we share

Inside a soul
So precious to You
One of connection
The true self shine through

Each with the giftings
With purpose of way
A brick of the kingdom
That we each portray

From these pieces broken
Mosaic You create
Into portrait beautiful
Stained glass window great

Mist of Being

A gaze into
This morning’s view
An easy path
Of avenue

An offered mist
From water lifts
Unto the light
A prayer adrift

Twisting, turning
Dancing free
Praising, singing
Rejoice to be

How beautiful
This silence song
Oh carry me
With soul along

Message clear
Of deep insight
A being gift
Of seeking light


Blessed be the seekers
Seekers of the light
Guided by the Spirit
Through the dark of night

Be thee of the simple
Of one of the field
For the journey fruitful
Of how God’s revealed

Or be thee of wise men
For the light will show
There is so much more
Beyond the earth to know

Blessed me be a seeker
Through my gifts bestowed
Desiring the light
Incarnate come to know

Definite Purpose

If words, we believe
We must be elated
“For definite purpose
We’ve all been created”

Let it sink in
With great comprehension
Our very existence
Is Gods intention

With us and in us
He wants to accomplish
A definite purpose
With joy be astonished

Once you perceive
Your blessed vocation
Then you must act
With great motivation