So You Feel as Though You’re Only One

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So you feel as though

you’re only one

in earthly meadow’s millions,

two feet,

a pair of arms,

sundry assorted parts

that fail to set

your arrangement apart;

but if you chose not to bloom,

the gap where your

smiling face should

appear

would be left bare,

blank in the canvas,

one beautiful brick

short of a load –

so bloom. Take your place

proudly, stand in the gap,

and watch the whole

world  grow,

one

little

flower

at a time…

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Should all the world be monkey-do

And turn a royal purple hue,

Don’t let the voting colour you,

If you have heart of green;

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Head and shoulders through your shroud,

Now rise above the madding crowd,

Dare to live, and live out loud,

 With courage, intervene.

 

 

No. 49

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Only a number to the world at large,

but intimately known

by his Maker –

every habit,

every scar,

every dream

accounted for

as the Shepherd

counts sheep

not to sleep

but to keep track

of

 when

to dispense

grace.

Labels

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Labels

are only skin deep.

They cannot define your contents,

nor capture your flavour,

nor dictate your use.

Your cells

will shine best

when used for their stated

purpose, shaking out

your true essence,

label-free.

Alone

Alone, but not lonely,

Single, but not secluded;

Mute, but not silent,

Amiss, but not deluded.

Singular, but not strange,

Particular, but not elusive;

Separate, but not a loner,

Private, but not exclusive.

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This beautiful leaf stands alone, but somehow is still a part of the world around her.   I find myself drawn to her individuality, charmed by the way she nonchalantly takes her place in her sphere…

Stand Your Ground!

Stand your ground!

Don’t let the rattling chains

and moans and wails

intimidate your upright stance;

you have every right to be here,

every right to be

seen,

known,

loved.

If they all jump off a bridge,

how will you safeguard your foothold?

May the truth of Whose you are

ground you,

root you in hope,

provide backbone to your

bravado,

turn tears to triumph!