Saturday, January 31, 2015

Blessings

Some time ago Deanne had suggested that I write a poem with the line in it of "on lucky guy" in it. This was the result. When I first got it done, Deanne loved it but it did not seem right. Two revisions later, this was the result. Poetry is one of the best sources for actually expressing emotions there is. Music can certainly compare but only when it is sung. Poetry on the other hand has a great power in whatever form it is conveyed. Certainly with some people it is easier to discern the emotions being carried in different mediums but that is an individual thing, and not reflective of a weakness of poetry.

This poem is about love but in all reality the emotions that it explores is not love. The emotions that it explores is first and foremost gratitude, obviously hope, then there are others which I am not sure which category of emotion they fall under. The closest I can come is healing, which really does not sound like a normal emotional category, but then again emotions are so hard to properly express, which is why we have poetry.

Blessings

Friday, January 30, 2015

I Love Thee More

I have learned a powerful secret about love, especially true love. It almost seems to run independent of the heart that holds it.

I Love Thee More

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Journey of the Pioneer

In the early days of my church there were many pioneers who made sacrifices so great to follow their newfound faith, it could inspire anyone who has a beating heart within their chest. As I have pondered about the stories of the pioneers I have thought what would give them that kind of strength and determination. The only real answer that I was able to come to is that they marched for a greater cause. They did not just fight to see their dreams fulfilled, they fought to see their children’s lives made better.

The Journey of the Pioneer

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Forgiveness

Sometimes powerful lessons can be found from the simplest of things.

Forgiveness