Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thoughts and Poems

To desire is to suffer,but to forget is bliss.
To hold tight makes you weak,but to rest gives you strength.
To need is slavery,but to be content is to rule the world.
Those who wait for good things have nothing,but those who wait for nothing have all good things.
When a promise is made rejoice in it and let it go.
To believe is to stand on a bridge that might fall, to know is to never need a bridge at all.
Why hate when a kind word can change all things?
With faith all things are possible, without faith nothing can be done.
Truth is a light in darkness, lies are the clouds that hide the Son.
The Book of Thomas James 2012


With crayons in hand and paper beneath
The young girl creates her beautiful masterpiece

With blotches of yellow, black, blue, and red all over the place
With scraggily hair, eyes that don’t match and an oblong face
A sky that is purple and grass that is brown
A nose colored so red, it would be better suited for a clown

The child draws with nothing but her imagination around
It is a gift for her father, to turn his frown upside down

Without the ability to spell, there are three x’s and three o’s for Daddy to see
A token of her love and appreciation this great masterpiece will be

The child does not worry that she cannot spell or draw straight lines
She does not care if her composition is lacking and is she appears color blind

Her art is her gift and she knows it will make Daddy smile
Times have been hard, he’s lost job and been out of work for awhile

She didn’t feel pressured to be perfect, or worried she might not succeed
She only wanted to show Daddy that he is all she will ever need

He sits at a table swallowed by bills,
His head hangs low and is very still

She takes her picture to him and holds it out with great care
“Daddy, I made this for you” she says with a wide eyed stare

Like a fire lit in his eyes, he takes her gift and to his surprise
After looking at this picture he suddenly began to cry
In that moment there was something that he realized
He may have bills, he may struggles, but he has something money could never buy
He held the picture to his heart, and Daddy finally smiled

The Truth Will Change You

God is Love