To the song bird who sings Not for perfection or mutterings… Spreading love and so much more Life, if noticed, is adored- A Presence so pure in devotion Left for my heart and ear consumption… Thank you for teaching beyond your wings The appreciation for simpler things- For without reminders during strife More of us would lose in life… So I look as you lead the way And carry the words I do pray- Please play your song for me, For in it I am truly free.
The path taken year after year Changes as it should- Lest steps seem only foreign Forgotten is something good… Sow a lavender bush perhaps Bring calm back in place- Until serenity falls in grievance Drained by ache and waste… Deaf ears lead blind eyes Bounded by an induced agony- Losing all or once A consequence of your apathy.
Today I turned 41! Crazy! I still don’t feel 40 – so it’s hard to believe I am a year older than that. As I look at my life now I see many struggles. BUT – I also see I am rich. I am rich because I have had 4 children and have never known the pain of losing a child. I am rich because I have a husband and have never known the pain of being a widow. I am rich because I have my mom and dad and have yet to know the pain of losing a parent. I am rich because I have a home, food and amazing animals. I am rich because I have learned to garden, and to work with God for food. I am rich because I have a job – even if it pays poorly and causes more stress than I can explain. I am rich because I am here, I had another birthday, and I still feel younger than I am. Thank God my blessings have exceeded my trails – just as they have the 40 years before. Life is good – even when it’s tough. And I am rich because I know that.
Take on me Troubles and gains
Take on tomorrow Victories and pains
Take on now Moments and truth
Take on innocence Naivety of youth
Take on yesterday Lessons from past
Take on the future Something to last
Take on now Like you have never done
Take on the moment Like you’ve already won