The trick is to know what to discard,
for husks do not good bedfellows make.
A discerning mind will swallow only what is digestible,
tossing overboard what will only clog arteries
and disrupt metabolism
and consume energy needed elsewhere.
True sustenance requires dedication,
for only the heart of the matter
is worth cracking into.
Letting go means being willing to risk
relinquishing good for better,
and better for best.
Releasing is an act of faith –
for only empty hands can grasp good gifts,
only expectant hearts can recognize
the profundity of a single
The last 5 lines really nail it–the part about “empty hands” makes me think of a Joyce Meyer teaching: something about if we’re hanging on to what’s familiar, it’s awfully hard to reach for God’s “Better and Best”. Bless you today–love, Caddo
He did! THanks, Caddoh
I love this poem. It is exquisite.
Thanks, Millie – nice, coming from a wordsmith like yourself…
The photo is a gem as are the words. How did you catch that seed dropping from the bird’s beak?
Pure concentration! (Okay, pure luck. But don’t let that get around, please.) 🙂
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A great poem. Thank you.
Thank you, David!
That is one cute little bird and an awesome shot 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my humble blog 🙂
Thanks, Petro! And – you’re very welcome! 🙂
Melody, I always enjoy the theological reflection available to us through your own poetic ones.
Thanks, Rob. 🙂
To stand at the edge and finally let go. Freedom.
Terrifying. But as you say, incredibly freeing!
Wow, I knew I would come here and find just the lesson I needed. and that photo, Melody, is really precious! Thank you so much!
Thanks Debbie! 🙂
a smart way to remind me between judgment and condemning between error and sin– the husk of desires and intent are different to me. Your writing is a watershed of light!
Wow – thanks… I learn through thinking of and discovering the thoughts of others – we learn in community, don’t we?
This is such a wonderful poem with so many words of wisdom wrapped in it.
I am printing this out to keep.
Thanks Christine for that encouragement!