all is sacred

broken cliches

A nonet (1st line of 9 syllables, then 8…) written while waiting for dear patient.

 

to listen, absorb doctor’s orders

recovery will try patience

hard to keep a good man down

week of farmer’s birthday

why should cow kick him?

broken left arm

surgery

husband

heal

.

 

 

 

broken windows theory

Inspired by Jennifer Duke Lee’s post today…


 

city cops on their beat

to new recruits repeat

 

true theory well-spoken:

one window that’s broken

 

will lead to another;

destruction runs further

 

it’s the way this world works

’cause we’re under sin’s curse

 

if we don’t give a care

thugs and vandals will dare

 

to destroy property

and attempt robbery

 

let’s be window menders

good neighborhood tenders

 

make world a better place

show your brave friendly face

real thanks-living

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“give thanks in all things”

thankful in the broken?

yes, even though…

 

minds may be murky

hearts can feel hurt-full

bodies sometimes besieged

 

our bleeding relationships

offered as sacrifice on altar

are sweet-smelling fragrance

 

only in our broken-ness

can we ever become

wise,  humble, healed.

 

there’s an aching beauty

in a cracked heirloom plate

or a rusty antique tractor

 

beauty begging to be

restored, renewed

to re-live again

 

living forever grateful!

 

 

(I Thessalonians 5:16-18)