Friday, June 23, 2017

PAD 26 regret

Lemons

It would be nice
to live life without regrets,
but I don’t know how to do that.
I’m always sorry for the mistakes I’ve made,
the multitudes of social blunders,
the intentional sludge of apathy.

When you grow your own lemons,
make lemonade, right?  
All those little glitches in my life
make for good poem and story ingredients.
Sometimes the sweetest cakes
call for a little lemon.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

PAD 26 Regret

The Point

I’m chock full of regrets.
But I could be full of something worse.
For better or worse.
That’s what we said when we got married.
We didn’t know how worse it could be.
But it’s getting better now.
Do I regret marrying you?

Sometimes.
But that’s besides the point.
The point is that I made a vow to God
and as much as lies within me
I’ll keep it.
It’s been almost 38 years now
and we’re going for the gold.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

PAD 25 love-anti-love

John 3:16 Means Love

For God—creator of the universe
so loved—did His best for the worst
the world—all the people in it
that he gavesins He will freely remit
his one and only Son—conceived by His Spirit
that whoever—anyone who receives it
believes in him— obeys His son
shall not perish—the soul lives on
but have eternal life—live forever and ever.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

PAD 25 love/anti-love

I came home from vacation
and my glass teapot sparkles.
Yes, hubby loves me.

Monday, June 19, 2017

PAD 25 love/anti-love

Feelings

Basing a relationship
on feelings of love
is like the tail
wagging the dog.

When a dog
gets so excited
the tail actually
does wag the dog,
the hapless pup

walks off kilter. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

PAD 24 faith

Faith

Sometimes my faith’s wobbly,
like Peter on the waves,
but deep down for certain
I know that Jesus saves.

When I’m all alone
and the task’s too big for me,
I can only trust
my God whom I can’t see.

You may wonder about
where I put my faith.
but I have learned through the years
by His Word, Spirit and Grace.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

PAD 24 faith

Faith in Christ

Unseen steel
Bridging the gap
Between heaven and earth