The Gift Giver #Christmas #giving #generosity #children

 

Generous the soul that gives

what little he possess

in such a manner shed a light

gave life’s gift away

***

~Some stories are easier to tell in prose~

There was a boy neither old nor young he had two little sisters.

He wasn’t strong nor was he weak but always a protector.

There came a season barren, cold his family had but little

warmth  they always had, the holidays were special .

I’d known this boy about  a year

a leader one day it was clear.

His challenges were plenty

disability one of many

bad was the year and business worse

 our family agreed these children had worth.

Mine gathered from under the tree

they’d learned kindness and generosity

we took these gifts that Christmas Eve

Six children danced with joy and glee

That little boy looked to my son

 eyes full of glimmers and fun

 what he loved most with to play

 A big heart he gave this thing away.

I remember Leon at this season

knowing his struggles had a reason

 

And with Leon, we celebrate the greatest gift giver of all times…

” For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6

 

Wishing a Merry Christmas to Family and Friends near and far!!!!

 

Echo of Happiness #poetry #photography #poem

Happiness (an excerpt of poem by Jane Kenyon)

There’s just no accounting for happiness,
or the way it turns up like a prodigal
who comes back to the dust at your feet
having squandered a fortune far away.
Trudging in the mire
 hands pulling up weeds
eyes looking for stars
clouds blocking my retreat
**
Obscured by the dust
feet tripped by roots
grasping for straw
words have become moot
***
never gaining my stride
I claw at the hill
endless it seems
disability a bitter pill
****
I will gain the summit
if it’s the last thing I do
for I have seen happiness
in the dawn’s morning dew
*****
sun behind clouds
 The prompt this week for Poet’s United Mid-week Motif is “Happiness” as inspired by Kenyon’s words.
Have you faced difficulty and reached the summit to see the first ray of hope?? If not, there is always a New Day!!

photo-challenge-perspective #photography #poetry

awaiting spring

when you open

winter’s door

fall upon

her icy floor

if by chance

look up you see

spring flung open

her golden beautyperspective

This week’s prompt at word press weekly photo challenge is perspective. Perspective in writing, photography and life depends on how you look at an image, verse, situation. Having sustained (disabling) injuries from two ice storms, I am relegated to sit (three of my four limbs in braces or casts). From my chair, I am looking at the door toward winter and the painting of a vibrant spring. I am grateful that I unlike those who face a lifetime of immobility will be able to go outside and embrace the spring. For now I am warmed by beauty, loved ones and God.

Photography © L. Moon 2014. Painting by Clare

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