Saturday, November 17, 2012

WILL IT EVER BE?

Tonight's title refers to the book that I have yet to write, Words of Witness. I still am hoping that it will get written but as the only time I get to the computer is after 10 pm or later, my back will NOT cooperate. So why am I writing this blog at 10:05 pm?

Well, tonight things are a little less painful and I know I will not need to sit here long. The book I am referring to, the not yet written book, is one of poems that are designed to be poems of love, encouragement and comfort. The following poem also entitled Words of Witness was one of those rare ones that almost write themselves. I offer:

WORDS OF WITNESS
by Patty Lynn

Words of witness, words of truth,
Words I've known and said since youth.
These I memorized for years
Words that now oft times bring tears.

From these words I've learned so much
Words from which I felt His touch.
When in need, in want I'd cleave
Comfort from these words received.

Close I felt my Savior's hand
Helped me face my fears, I'd stand
There with strength from Him it came
In my heart I'd say His Name.

Learning always something new
Meaning more when shared with you.
Witness gives a joy complete
Like sitting at the Savior's feet.

Words not mine but His through me
Hoping that His face you see.
For He comes in many ways
Songs of sorrow, songs of praise.

Words for little ones so new
Bible stories tried and true.
Wonder in each face I see
Knowing you by knowing me.

This my treasured time with them
Listening, singing, prayer, amen.
Teaching these your children sweet
Tables turned through them you teach.

Words of witness, words from you
Lord, may I your word pursue.
Never tire of learning more,
That you may my soul restore.

May my song forever be
Words of witness, words from thee

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

ELECTION DAY - Written November of 2012

Today is Election Day.  I don't know about you but I'm so glad it's finally here and all these calls and political commercials will stop invading our homes, shoving "facts" down our throats. These well-orchestrated campaigns to impresses us with their records of accomplishments while, at the same time, convincing us that the other guy can't be trusted, is way too much to deal with.  Do they think we're stupid?  Mud-slinging is what they call the negative ads, a good analogy but what about the " I love me, hey, I'm really great?" ads.  Febreze anyone?

Well, don't get me started.  Rather, I offer the following which may echo your sentiments as well...or not.

ELECTION DAY
by Patty Lynn

I'm just so sick, so sick and tired
Of these election spots.
They're geared toward you, they're geared toward me,
The Haves and the Have Nots.

They're spoken so sincerely
As if their "facts" are true.
They "may approve these messages,"
But folks, it's nothing new.

"Yeah, he's for this, but I'm for that,
I'm right and boy, he's wrong!"
We've listened to their rhetoric
For, I don't know...so long."

Commercials, phone calls, letters, too,
There no way to escape it.
But now it is Election Day.
Tomorrow we forsake it...

And life goes back to normal,
Whatever normal is,
'Cause, after all, it's politics,
Our version of show biz.

No matter who the victor is,
Will promises be kept?
Guess it depends on leadership,
Who's capable, who's inept.

Although it's not that simple.
One man can't do it all.
"It takes a village," so they say;
We're in for the long haul.

Things can't be fixed, not right away,
So many things there be.
Rome wasn't built, not in one day.
We'll have to wait and see.

But whose elected president
Determines just how fast.
I'm favoring Obama.
I hope you vote is cast.