Rolling stones gather no moss
and waving branches gather no frost;
and constant agitation
will give you motion sickness;
If you quiet your spirit
and rest your soul,
those elusive molecules of Peace
will find sticking place
painting you Patient.
drop those worries,
cast those cares –
and be still…
Agreed. I don’t like motion sickness at all.
🙂 Neither do I! I remember swinging being fun – now, it makes me dizzy! 😦
Oh, that I could “like” this one more than once! 🙂 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
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,
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!
🙂 I spent a very happy hour outdoors with my camera today – fresh fodder for the poetry machine! 😀
trying to be still 🙂 I wish I have Melody-Lowes-type-walks more often
Come on over, any time! 🙂
“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…
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…
It’s gorgeous, really adds to the shot!
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….
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!!
Redemption is absolutely a magnificent process – for everything I’ve lost, I’ve gained something new and beautiful and unexpected. Wow…
I LOVE Job stories–can’t wait to meet you one day, Sis!!
Oh, the glory we’ll swap! Those will be the days! 🙂