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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The Importance of a Season of Rest

October 24, 2016

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The dry leaves of my old life

Must wither and fall away.

Even as the wind

Blows the dust away,

It becomes the breath of new life

Whose seeds have already been planted.

Tiny sprouts rest and grow,

Eagerly pointing toward heaven!

By Martha L Shaw – © 10-14-2013


SEASON CHANGES – NEW LIFE BEGINS!

September 22, 2016

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Remember what was,

be thankful for what is,

have joyful anticipation of what is to come!

By Martha L Shaw ©2016


The Splendor of Being

November 10, 2014

I lift my hands

But you lift my soul.

As the autumn breeze stirs the dry brush

I mourn the loss of color,

But you prepare a place

For the splendor of spring

And its bounteous increase

While using the seemingly dull and sad fragments

As manna.

I close my eyes and look with my soul,

Taking a deep breath

I can almost smell the increase,

The new life,

As I smile at the beauty

Of eternity . . .

With YOU.

By Martha L Shaw – Copyright 10-22-12


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