Be Still


Rolling stones gather no moss

and waving branches gather no frost;

be still.

Frantic fixing

and constant agitation

will give you motion sickness;

be still.

If you quiet your spirit

and rest your soul,

those elusive molecules of Peace

will find sticking place

and grow,

crystals colluding,

painting you Patient.


drop those worries,

cast those cares –

and be still…

16 comments on “Be Still

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Agreed. I don’t like motion sickness at all.

  2. Donna says:

    Oh, that I could “like” this one more than once! πŸ™‚ After reading the poem I realized that moss represents life, always green, enduring and beautiful among the things that die out and don’t thrive. I never thought about moss like that before. It was always ” get moving so moss doesn’t grow on you”. The Lord has been impressing me with “Being Still” for some time. Now I have a mental picture to remind me. I want that moss! It is a sign of His Hand on me, His life and His enduring ways! Thanks Melody! God uses you as a loving encourager. Love you….Donna

    • melodylowes says:

      Wow – I so love your wisdom and the growth you are experiencing in your own life. What an encouragement to know that He is not finished with us yet! Praying for glorious green,


  3. Debbie says:

    Once again you bless us and help us stay still enough for His peace to settle on us .. .and grow! Thank you and God bless you! You are on a roll!

  4. inkonheart says:

    trying to be still πŸ™‚ I wish I have Melody-Lowes-type-walks more often

  5. Caddo Veil says:

    “Painting you patient”–okay, so can I get that in the cosmetics aisle? Apply it like Oil of Olay or somethin’? I’d pay just about any price, I’m tellin’ ya! Great message in verse–and what’s the red thing in the photo? My eyes are too old…

    • melodylowes says:

      If I could find it in the cosmetics aisle, oh the places I could have gone… *sigh* The ‘red thing’ is an old barn in my yard that serves as a storage shed. Quite pretty…

      • Caddo Veil says:

        It’s gorgeous, really adds to the shot!

      • melodylowes says:

        Never having had a photographic eye before, I’m regretting all the years I’ve ignored the potential of that beautiful building. I’ve always loved it – but never saw its potential as a backdrop until people started commenting on the shots with this barn in the background….

      • Caddo Veil says:

        Isn’t that amazing? Seriously. I’m hearing a lot about “transformation” in your life, Melody: you said you weren’t, previously, a poet; and now you reveal you didn’t have a photographic eye–Shoot, gal, you’ve got it all goin’ on, and then some! Praise God!! I just love it!! Go, Barns!!

      • melodylowes says:

        Redemption is absolutely a magnificent process – for everything I’ve lost, I’ve gained something new and beautiful and unexpected. Wow…

      • Caddo Veil says:

        I LOVE Job stories–can’t wait to meet you one day, Sis!!

      • melodylowes says:

        Oh, the glory we’ll swap! Those will be the days! πŸ™‚

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