“It will be a wonderful life with you,” the bride whispers confidently.
“Hush, little baby, mama’s darling child,” mother coos softly.
“Go back and brush your teeth now,” mother scolds sternly.
“Wow, these grades are great,” mother exclaimes encouragingly.
“Go, go, kick that ball,” mother yells excitedly.
“You will have to pay the money back,” mother advises regretfully.
“Congratulations, son. She is a very sweet lady.” mother says warmly.
“No way! You mean it. A grandchild!” mother shouts joyfully.
“Hush, little baby, precious little lad,” grandmother murmurs lovingly.
“Where have you been?” wife asks suspiciously.
“The bills are paid with money to spare,” wife rejoices excitedly.
“It wasn’t good new, darling,” wife acknowledges brokenly.
“Only the husband,” nurse instructs cautiously.
“I love you,” husband cries quietly.
“Goodbye, darling. … My life has been wonderful,” wife whispers fragilely.
Gardening is too much work for all year round.
Stripped for the winter all through the town.
Leaves raked, lawn mowed, roses pruned.
Trimmed vines, stored tools, and bandaged wounds.
No, fall flowers are not for me!
They’re just too much work, don’t you see?
I’m going to Walmart to buy a good book.
Going to take it easy for a while …… oh, look!
Do you see those pink pansies? Just right for the occasion.
Thus I fall again to the pink-pansy-persuasion.
M’s October prompt #4 “pink persuasion”
MIST ENTERED THE ROOM
ASSUMING AN EERIE SHAPE,
FILLING US WITH FEAR.
Now here I’ve gone and wrote something Halloween-ish when I had a perfect opportunity to describe a stunning, marvelous mist shimmering from the half-moon shaped mountain lake on a crisp, pink-cast dawn of a new day.
And I hate Halloween! 😀
Colleen’s Poetry Challenge
That’s not me in the public library, but I am joining the young beauties and various other sorts there today. Having trouble with the computer at home today. Looking on the bright side, however, it did not crash. Hopefully my material is still all there waiting for me.
I’m grumped this week because of being suckered by a law firm who filed a lien for about $7500 on my property. I was never notified and just luckily found out about it. Fortunately, I have a friend who charged me a bare minimum to go to court for me. ($1500 – other lawyers just said it wasn’t worth fighting because it would cost too much.) The rascals did not appear before court. Of course, I won and got a judgment for lawyers fees. The lawyer says I have a winnable case; but the problem is that the statute of limitation is past. Almost makes me want to call somebody some names! 😀
But then I remember to sit back and leave it to Jesus who will use this to make me a bit more like him if I cooperate. So I’m speaking peace to my irritation. The following story puts my problem in perspective.
Early in the 1900’s George A. Young was a young country preacher of limited finances. After a long struggle, George was able to move his family into a small home that he had built himself. He continued preaching in rural communities.
One time while he was out preaching, his house was set afire by some young thugs who did not like his preaching. He reaffirmed his faith by writing a song that has been encouragement to many through the years.
God Leads Us Along.
(verse 3) Tho’ sorrows befall us, and Satan oppose,
God leads His dear children along;
Through grace we can conquer, defeat all our foes,
God leads His dear children along.
Some thro’ the waters, some thro’ the flood,
Some thro’ the fire, but all thro’ the blood;
Some thro’ great sorrow, but God gives a song;
In the night season and all the day long.
Well my dear friends, you’ll find me different today. My comments to Michael Frost | May 3, 2017
“Mike Frost, obviously you did your research about the charitable giving of Kaepernick, you did nothing about the charitable giving of Teebow. This I call a lie by silence. Why did you not include that in your article. I haven’t researched to call one over the other but you certainly should have. Also you present the “taking the knee” as equal, I consider it vastly different that one did it during the playing of the national anthem; the other did it on the sideline before the game. I don’t think it was ever done during the playing of the national anthem. Two very deliberate and important omissions you have made. If they were not deliberate, you do not deserve your reputation to casually leave out such important details.”
This article compares Kaepernick’s Christianity with that of Teebow’s. The writer’s conclusion is that the two Christians are both worthy, kind, clean-cut, etc. but they are vastly different in that Kaepernick does all these great things for social justice and Teebow’s is all talk and no walk – (my words but his implication). He presents the “kneeling” as being the same. But he neglects to say that Teebow did not do it in protest to his country and he did not do it during the national anthem. He lists many things that Kaepernick does in charitable giving but says nothing about Teebow’s giving which I think is a lie by implication. I was/am upset!
TEEBOW’S CHRISTIANITY IS NOT A CHRISTIANITY WHICH IS ALL TALK AND NO WALK! AND TEEBOW IS AS MUCH A CHRISTIAN WITNESS WITH WORDS AS KAEPERNICK IS WITH TATTOOS. ACTUALLY I HAD NOT RECOGNIZED KAEPERNICK’S TATTOOS WERE ALL CHRISTIAN SYMBOLS. I WONDER IF HIS FOLLOWERS CAN READ HIS TATTOOS. I’M SKEPTICAL THAT HIS TATTOOS ARE LIKELY TO SPREAD THE GOSPEL OR FEED THE HUNGRY.
I’m slightly ticked off at a blogger who presented all the article as the last word. She also failed to research any further than her nose.
You can send me to my “private” corner if you wish. I’ll talk to the Lord about whether he would be pleased if I would get a lot of Christian symbols tattooed on my body. 😀