How to Swallow a Bitter Pill

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(A Haiku)

Down the hatch, it goes,

with a little sugar cane. 

Bitter pill, be gone!

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Moral of this Haiku:  If you dread it…do it…then it is done.

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Daily Prompt: Bitter

 

 

 

 

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My Soul To Take

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Painting by Florence Kroger

 

Oh, that God would mold this clay,

nothing but dust, dirt and decay!

And yet, in me, He saw some worth;

He sent his Son, from Heaven to Earth.

To lay down his life, upon the cross,

to thirst, and bleed, and suffer loss.

And so for me, His Glory awaits;

one day I’ll walk, through pearly gates.

So nothing to fear, because I am free;

His rod and His staff, they comfort me.

The shadow of death, there is no escape,

But God’s in the valley, my soul, to take.

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As a tiny girl, often, my mom and I, prayed the prayer, “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.”  I was always comforted by this bedtime ritual.  As an adult, when I think on the memory, I find I am blessed just as much now, as I was then; perhaps even more.  Thus was the inspiration for this poem.

“Mama, thank you for the foundations of strength you’ve given me.  I am a better woman because of you.”

now i lay me down

(Daily prompt: Luck)

Luck has nothing to do with my spiritual life.  It is orchestrated by the hand of God.

 

Lisa’s Watercolors, Peace & Tuscany

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Peace by Lisa Hardy

Peace Is a Place

I walk across this bridge,

Of which I often trod.

 Waters ripple and flow,

Caressing earth and sod.

Breezes comb my hair,

Gentle on my nose,

Fragrances so sweet,

Drifting from primrose.

I think of this my place,

Daydreams never cease,

So everywhere I go

I always carry, Peace.

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Tuscany by Lisa Hardy

Tuscany

Fill my glass, one more time.

Grape nectar to percolate!

(Daily Prompt:  Percolate)

Not the Damn Expert!

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Photo from: From The Dairy of a Strong Woman

Don’t listen to them, they have no clout…

Damn voices inside my head!

Telling me this, telling my that

Filling my heart with dread.

“You’re no good.” “Did you think you could?”

Reverberates my mind.

“Hush now…” it says, “You know you should…”

Negatives of EVERY kind!

“You lie!” I say. “I can do it!!”

In your face, I kick the dirt.

“To Hell!” I say.  “Into the pit!”

“You’re not the damn expert!”

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Participation in today’s Daily Prompt:  Expert