TRUST AND FOLLOW

November 1, 2018

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I embarked along the path

I was directed to take.

Assuming it would be short . . . .

Assuming clear weather . . .

Assuming a warm climate . . .

But these were brief and fleeting at best.

The path was mostly unpaved,

Slippery and full of fallen trees.

I stumbled and skinned my knees.

I was cold.

The only sound I heard was my own breathing

And the call of wild beasts of prey!

Oh, when would I . . .

No!

Ouch!

Why?

Will I ever?

At some point I turned around a bend

And there it was!

My destination,

For a time anyway,

Had been reached!

I sighed at the glow of the sun

And felt its rays.

I wonder . . .

Could it have been there all along

Waiting for me to look up?

By Martha L Shaw – © 2013

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CAROLINA GIRL

October 22, 2018

Woke up this morning

and winter came to call.

Got up to brew my coffee

and suddenly it was Fall!

Sunny Summer afternoon,

by night fall Spring came back

wouldn’t  ya know it came back

with an allergy attack!

By Martha L Shaw – ©2018

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_Okay, this bit of “art” iS true because I am sneezing changing clothes!

 


HE CREATED ALL THINGS WELL

October 7, 2018
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Silver Lake Tewksbury MA by M L Shaw


UNWRAPPED

October 6, 2018

Ah,

the lovely Autumn leaves

clothe my tree

in loveliness!

Suddenly,

barren branches for a time.

Sigh . . .

As the dry, now colorless leaves

await raking

and burning

I scratch my head

and wonder why such beauty

contained for a season

in those deciduous leaves

had to fall??

Then,

I am reminded!

Like that tree,

I too have seasons

for which God has a plan!

As the leaves fall,

new ones

will come along in due season

with more strength

and beauty than before!

By Martha L Shaw – ©2018

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THE GREAT PUMPKIN

October 3, 2018

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Also a Clemson Football Fan!


BEAUTY IN THE GROWING PAINS

September 19, 2018

 

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Dry leaves falling fast

Prepare a place for new birth

Beauty all its own

Leaving ablaze with color

Then a time of rest and growth

By Martha L Shaw – Copyright 2018

 

 


SEASONS OF RENEWAL

November 7, 2016

A change of season always brings renewal.

 When we open ourselves to the possibilities,

we see the beauty!  

When we walk in faith,

we reflect the sun!

By Martha L Shaw ©2016

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