ditch grass

Time demanded all she owned –

her gathered grain, the strength she loaned

to others by the way she lived;

shorn and cold,with naught to give,

Time will lend her fresh-brewed aid,

in guise of deeds from friends repaid.


There comes a time when we haven’t the strength to give as we did in the past – it is in these moments that we need to learn to accept the help and care of others…

27 comments on “Time

  1. adaisygarden says:

    I find that it’s harder to receive than to give. But you’re right, sometimes God allows us to experience the blessing of receiving from friends. …Or directly from Him.

    • melodylowes says:

      So true! I, too, find it easier to give. It has been a crutch of mine, and now that I am in a position to receive, must learn many lessons about the true motivation behind my actions. Ouch…

  2. Caddo Veil says:

    Oh wow, this one makes me fret.

  3. ljlenehan says:

    This is so true MMM… I felt this – thank you for sharing…

  4. Caddo Veil says:

    I was about to tell you that I didn’t SEE the sundial, and that I was fretting about the poem’s theme–but now I can look forward to being cheered up tomorrow with a sundial pic!

  5. Debbie says:

    I loved the lesson in this . .. and the grace it takes both ways, to give and to receive.
    Thank you, sweet teacher Melody!

  6. Gallivanta says:

    Oh yes indeed. It’s a funny thing but in learning to receive we are still giving; giving an opportunity to someone else to be caring. It truly is a two way street or maybe a roundabout?

  7. What a fresh, open way about the way I feel !

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