DEEP, STRONG ROOTS

A bright fuschia tulip grew by the walk.

Inviting me to listen to it talk.

“The storm blew through in the middle of the night.

I thought I would look a frightful sight.

But I’m standing serene and the storm has passed

Though tossed about I’m still anchored fast.

Thankful to be alive in my radiant beauty.

Giving joy to others as is my duty.

************

Secure your roots in something solid, you will be strong for the storms.

Colossians 2:6-7 – So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Submitted to Tourmaline for CYW “Color Your World” for week of May 10, 2022. tag tscoloryourworld. https://toy.photography/2022/05/10/color-your-world-fuschia/

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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4 Responses to DEEP, STRONG ROOTS

  1. Beautiful poem, Oneta. Yes, I do think God has put flowers on the earth to give joy to others. Not every purpose has to be purely pragmatic. 😉

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