Friday, September 14, 2012

that day

the sun came streaking in, blinding my eyes for a brief moment---long enough to make me wonder at the day--

what would this one hold, how would it prove to be different from any other day i had lived or if it would be--

i stumbled up and out of the compfy place of non-resistance and dream filled hours---

what would be required of me this day---i knew better to ask that dangerous inquiry----but my hand flew up none the less-----no answer was given--

i muttered through each passing detail---and managed to reach the end of day's light---

i opened the book to the last read page---i stared at it as though i had never even taken in a sentence---

i waited---then it stood before me----there was my reason, my purpose, my one thing that was asked of me that day--

how i could have missed it---if only but for a minute's delay or change of wind---

i asked myself, why i could not see---could not see what was before me---whether blinded by sunlight or hidden in darkness----it is only in the brilliance of His time, will my eyes reflect the vision---

34 comments:

  1. How many times have I been there? Powerful post, thank you! xo

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  2. Lovely post, Lynn. How many times are we blinded to what truly matters? For me, it's far too many.

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  3. Great post, Lynn. We all need to open our eyes !!

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  4. oh yes...I am listening to the Purpose Driven Life on tape while I do my housework.

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    1. good book--our ss class studied that a few years ago---funny--kinda strange, in a spiritual way--story about that book--i may share it in a post one of these days soon--thanks annmarie :)

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  5. I wonder what you read on the last page of that book...

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    1. haha i usually don't explain my poetry---because i like people to find in it what they may---but i didn't see anything on the page--it just represented how i had given up on finding the meaning of that day and literally just started reading a book i had been reading and the page was not the last page of the book but the last page i had left off with-thanks for thinking about it cynthia :)

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  6. Lovely post! Yes, many times we are blinded, and can't see what's really important.

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    1. hopefully we see in time--thanks sherry :)

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  7. I was just thinking the same another day, and not only what it's before our eyes, but in our hearts too... :)

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    1. oh so true marina--it is hard for others to see what is in our hearts :)

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  8. You are such a gifted writer :-) <3 Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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    1. that is so nice of you to say--hope your have a great one too :)!

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  9. i live for the now i see moments, when we make it through a difficult time and a prayer is answered

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    1. and sometimes it's like oh wow---okay, i get it huh--thanks tara :)

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  10. We are so often rushed by the need to arrive somewhere or accomplish something that we don't attend to the joy of moment. I know that. I just forget. Thanks for the lovely thoughts and the reminder.

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    1. i am very guilty of rushing---thanks so much :)

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  11. Hi Lynn,

    Lovely post and yes, sometimes we do need to slow down and thanks for sharing this.

    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. yes slowing down is the key---thanks carolyn---sending hugs back your way :)

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  12. beautiful poetry! A question we should all ask ourselves before we get to the daily grind!

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    1. you are right brownie--thank you and happy Sunday to ya :)

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  13. I read the Purpose Driven Life a few years ago too...our whole church was studying it together. Great book, I ought to look at it again...I feel like I lose my purpose every other day! I'm so distracted. But, in HIS timing, you are right...we see the right things.

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    1. yes it was a good book--i might give it a new look too---i know what you mean--the everyday stuff does so distract us---thanks mare :)

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  14. This is a lovely expression of faith, Lynn :-)

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  15. A lovely post and a great reminder to slow down a bit and enjoy the day given!

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    1. i so have to remember to let myself enjoy things--thanks theresa :)

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