8.09.2016

wildflowers




How can man be so vile?
How can boots of war tromp down the wildflowers
contentedly nodding their heads in the nourishing sunlight?
Are we so blind?
Do we forget the beauty around us?

Sit at the edge of a pond where
snakes are friends and bullfrogs serenade
and then
your only thoughts will be of peace.

How can man be so vile in the midst of such beauty?
Let us open our eyes and love.






14 comments:

  1. It's crazy to think we can often times ignore our surroundings

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    1. Oh man, yes! I think we definitely have to make a conscious effort to notice our surroundings, and especially the beauty in them!

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  2. All too often I let the brokenness of this world distract me from the beauty God has created. Thank you for this :)

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    1. It's unfortunately quite easy to do--the brokenness is so overwhelming.

      You're welcome!

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  3. I had been reading nothing but text for the last 30 minutes as I was blog hopping. Thank you for this much needed break from walls of text and feasting my eyes to these gorgeous pictures and colors! <3
    Also, lovely poem. We need more people to see the beauty the already exists all around us. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. Aw, thank you, Naz! I'm glad you enjoyed it. You're very welcome.

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  4. Oh my goodness how lovely! my heart is leaping at the beautiful colors and delicate petals <3 good work dear (and thank you much for the sweet comment over at my new space :))


    Randy Abby

    WAKE ME UP Blog

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  5. "how can boots of war"... loved this line.

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    1. Thank you, Olivia! It's always interesting to see which lines stand out to different people.

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