The Path: Certainty / Uncertainty #devotion

the path

The path is long

fraught with stumbles and turns

bruises and bumps

but from each step we learn

The way is unclear

the gravel beneath

cuts and convicts

throwing us on our knees

The trail always upward

I wipe my brow

knowing there’s a finish

I know the way for now

 

Do you take steps in life that you wish you could re-do? Do you find yourself in unfamiliar settings wondering how you got off course? Life is a journey of uncertainty but we have a master who holds the compass lovingly beckoning us to the next turn of our quest.

up down

 

 

Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Proverbs 3:6

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Matthew 7:13

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.

 

Don’t Forget Freedom #4thof July #photography

 

America –

will never be destroyed from the outside

If we falter and lose our freedoms

it will be because we destroyed

ourselves

 

Lest we forget the heart  marching for freedom

Lest we forget dear life that spilt  blood

Lest we forget the nights of darkness

we will fall prey to fears untold

Lest we forget  dark evil machinations

Lest we forget much relies on a thread

Lest we forget bold determination

our children will have much to dread

 Lest we flippant discourteous of freedom

throw out the  Liberty we have

fear that looms in the corners

on tyranny we will lay down our head

flag at air and space

To all my fellow Americans I wish you a Happy 4th of July. And to those who served I proudly salute you!!!

Photographs: from the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton Ohio and National Air and Space Museum (Udvar Hazy) in Washington D.C.

Freedom’s Wings #poetry #july4th

corsair flag

It’s your moment

you look over the edge

no words can express

the exhilarating dread

*

what if I fall?

it seems I could fail

look up at the sky

freedom’s wings will prevail

*

I’ve been taught all I need

will it be quite enough?

to hold the scepter of truth

the first leap it is rough

*

blind I enter life

through the desert I have crawled

the journey  is bumpy

beneath liberty I’ll stand tall

*

Freedom

bird’s first flight

updraft has a price

This week at Poet’s United our challenge is to write a poem about Freedom.

Every country, every person has a different vantage point; all I would think would agree that there is a precious price to attain and maintain Freedom.

The Wall #haiku

I never saw the Berlin wall. I do remember when it came down and was happy. I was 9 and my school teacher told a story about a wall that was built in one night. He didn’t talk about a city split in half  or the political ramifications; he just told us that he woke in the morning and could no longer visit his dad.

Berlin Wall

what did it stand for?

family separated

more than just bricks

 

Today’s prompt at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is the Berlin Wall. Photo belongs to Chevrefeuilles