Tuesday, April 16, 2013

not until

not until the wars have all been fought---not until we see ourselves in every other person

not until we listen with our hearts and speak with a mother's compassion

not until we let the emptiness be filled with something other than our vain desires

not until we stand on the grassy mound of our child or loved ones final resting place---or face the fears of our soulless shadows--

but one day that not until day will come and we won't be able to contain our joy

44 comments:

  1. So poignant today. Thank you.

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  2. I'm still waiting but I sense the 'not until' is just around the corner - or perhaps I'm just the supreme optimist.

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  3. So fitting, it gave me chills. Beautiful, Lynn!

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  4. Lovely, Lynn. I hope that day is soon.

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  5. 'not until we see ourselves in every other person'

    This is it right here.

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  6. we have to try--thank you suze <3

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  7. For us to see ourselves in others, requires much education and understanding. What is the common denominator that will do that?

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  8. This is Powerful.
    Thank you,
    -g-

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  9. You are so talented. I had to read it over and over again.

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  10. Lynn, that was so beautiful and in the light of yesterday even more poignant. Thanks, Z

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    1. yesterday is why i wrote it--thanks zoe <3

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  11. Very hopeful and optimistic. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. really true and REALLY beautiful
    xox jean yates

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    1. i am glad you think so, thanks jean :)

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  13. Yes, we need love...God's love, to make this world what it ought to be.
    Happy A to Z!

    MakingtheWriteConnections

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  14. wonderful sentiments Lynn. I'm afraid reality means that unless you are cryogenically frozen for around ten million years you wont see that day. It'll take that long for humanity to become really civilized. Sorry for the negativity, it's today's mood and weather.

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    1. oh i hear ya, glebe---it was just a thought :)

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  15. My goodness I loved this. SO timely. So apropos. Thank you Lynn :)

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    1. awww thanks i am glad you liked it :)

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  16. beautiful and so true! Can't wait for that day where my joy is uncontainable! When I see Jesus!

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    1. oh i know, it will be glorious--thanks teresa :)

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