Focal Point

Strawberry Candy

Only the foolish

Are dazzled by perfection

Worn on surface skin


Wisdom discovers

Truth stored in secret places,

Coaxes seeds to grow

17 comments on “Focal Point

  1. mmladyg says:

    Ah! Yet another favorite. Poignant.

  2. Yun Yi says:

    Just love every poem you wrote. Period! (Though I had to use “!” instead. :-))

  3. Debbie says:

    I love the lesson in this! Thank you, Melody!

  4. Fig Tree Chance says:

    Ahh, I love this–from that yummy blushed-apricot color, to the redeeming message: my beauty’s on the inside now, safe and sound.

    • melodylowes says:

      Isn’t that a lovely thought? Thanks, friend. I think I will chew on that for a bit. Unless I get distracted by chocolate… 😉

      • Fig Tree Chance says:

        Now you have me snorting! Last night–knowing I’d be starting workouts today–I was shoveling choc chips into my mouth like there was No Tomorrow!

      • melodylowes says:

        Haha! Baby steps….

      • Fig Tree Chance says:

        So I’m asking–do I get to take the Sabbath off, from workouts, or no? Don’t feel pressured–I’m just looking for an opinion.

      • melodylowes says:

        I think it’s a good thing to take a break now and then – especially for those of us who are fighting the ‘all or nothing’ thinking that has held us back for so long.

      • Fig Tree Chance says:

        I knew I could count on you for a brilliant answer, Mel–you speak truth about that demon of all or nothing. Today I’m really tired and my hip is bothering me, so after walking to the grocery store, I did one 15 min session on O’Mercy–and I think that will have to suffice for today. I’m learning some new thought habits–like, everyday we can start anew (fresh mercies from HIM); that way, I don’t find myself dreading “tomorrow”, thinking I’m obliged to “catch up” or “make up for” yesterday’s “not enough”. It’s so silly, how we get tripped up–and so simple to just make a change! God bless you BIG (and thank you so much!)

  5. Lyle Krahn says:

    Those last two lines spur the imagination

    • melodylowes says:

      I think you know how to see beneath the surface – you certainly see the beauty in even the ‘ordinary’ critters you capture. It takes some imagination and practice and determination some days to draw out the best in others when they aren’t looking their best at the time….

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