After tears, a grin,

after loss, a win;

as hope soars on love’s wing,

after winter, spring.

After darkness, light,

after stumbles, flight;

as battles fought are won,

after rain blooms sun.

23 comments on “After

  1. Gallivanta says:

    And I am so glad that it is so. By the way, did you realise that you had extra guests for luncheon yesterday? In my dreams last night you hosted me and my family to a wonderful meal in your home. I don’t know what we ate but it was good and you were smiling. ( Um, do you think I have been on the blog too much lately? :D)

  2. Oooh, I love that sun “blooms”!

  3. Isabella Rose says:

    Beautiful words, dear Melody. We do indeed live in a world of opposites. Then again, without the darkness how would we recognise the light. Blessings, dear friend.

    • melodylowes says:

      Thanks! And you’re right – we sometimes need to experience an absence to truly appreciate a presence. Now – do I still call you Lizzie Joy, or Isabella?? πŸ™‚

  4. This is a great message to remember when times are tough.

    • melodylowes says:

      I so rarely have this perspective in the ‘during’ – it is in the ‘after’ that perspective comes to call. I’d love to have a better attitude a bit earlier in the game! πŸ™‚
      Thanks, Stephen!

  5. tinamhunt says:

    For three weeks now, I’ve been under the dark cloud of pain. Out of nowhere my body was consumed by nodules and swelling. Inflammation gone rampant. Relief finally came in the form of prednisone. My “after” has left me with a perspective and thankfulness that is off the scale. After is a really powerful word.

    • melodylowes says:

      Ah, Tina – I’m so sorry that your journey has involved so much pain lately. Unfortunately the perspective of pain makes a great teacher – and no one really appreciates feeling well until we haven’t felt well! ‘After’ is a huge deal changer, isn’t it? Thanks for sharing…

  6. Sissym says:

    How beautiful: believe in victory, have hope!


  7. Seems you and I have been thinking along the same lines lately. I wrote a poem much the same yesterday and used it for today’s post. I guess we’re seeing the same things. πŸ™‚

  8. Heidi Viars says:

    “as hope soars on love’s wing” … your poem reminded me of the ultimate “After” … after this earth and all it’s sorrows, we are promised that all things are made new!!! Gotta make sure we look each other up when we get there!!!! πŸ™‚

  9. Sorry I have been very busy but right now I am under the weather so I thought I would take a few minutes between naps and catch up with your photo’s and poetry. I find your blog so uplifting thank you so much for sharing your talents with us!

    • melodylowes says:

      No problem! I have been very busy as well and have barely had time to post a poem here and there – I’ll have to pull up a chair and do some catch-up reading one of these days! Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  10. Seyi sandra says:

    This lifted up my spirit!!

  11. Very refreshing poem…Melody! I so enjoyed it! Hugs and blessings

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