Life Passes like the Sun | Short Poem No. 55

“Life passes like the sun, I think you know it’s true.

Gain a life to lose one, tomorrow, will be you.”

I sit next to your bed, hold back another tear.

I hold onto your hand, afraid to feel the fear.

You’ve never been away but soon you won’t be there.

We’re counting down the days and showing that we care.

Life goes in a circle, I think you know it’s true.

Pass another hurdle, tomorrow will be you.

I sit next to your chair. You’ve grown too much, too soon.

They say you have my hair. My hair went bald this June.

You turn and give a laugh. I feel so bright inside.

I’m teaching you the path I learned from those who died.

Life passes like the sun, I think you know it’s true.

Gain a life to lose one, tomorrow, will be you.

Friends, this poem is very real to me as, in the same day, I am spending time with an older family member who is slowly passing on to the next life, as well as my little nephew, who just came into this life a few years ago. Myself, I am starting to enter the middle of my life, no longer being as young as I once was. This all has been bringing to my mind that famous Disney song, “Circle of Life,” which we are all a part of and must accept – with both joy and sorrow.

“Better to spend your time at funerals than at parties. After all, everyone dies — so the living should take this to heart.” Ecclesiastes (NLT)

Have you checked out my post from last week, “Penguins on the Rocks?” In a totally different approach, they both some to the same meaning – about taking life in it’s fullness, appreciating it, and not holding back.

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2019, except where noted. All rights reserved.

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Penguins on the Rocks – Short Poem No. 54

Penguins on the rocks.

How long have they been waiting?

Is it time We jump?

Friends, did you ever look at a picture and have an idea come right into your mind from it? That’s what happened to me, here! Besides, who doesn’t like penguins?

For a fun “Where’s Waldo” – penguin style – check out “Find the coffee-drinking penguin!” by bluebird of bitterness.

“The lazy person claims, ‘There’s a lion out there! If I go outside, I might be killed!'” from the Book of Proverbs (NLT). The “lazy” in us will always find a reason not to jump.

What else have I been up to other than blogging? I recently picked up a new cologne – Valentino Uomo. I think this may be my new signature scent!

Have you checked out my last post, “Special Things?” It’s a new rendition of one of my older posts.

“Penguin on the Rocks” © Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2019, except where noted. All rights reserved.

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Special Things | Poetry Remix No. 9

“Special things don’t happen everyday. Sometimes you make them happen your own way.”

I’m thinking forward and not looking back.
Also not looking around; just forward.
What would we do if tomorrow was lack,
and we’re stuck in the past or just plain bored?

I guessing that you could just call that hope.
Few other things can give you a life-line.
And when you’ve come to the end of your rope,
well, most people find their faith in those times.

Always find something to look forward too.
If you only have the daily mundane,
then your life will fly by you all too soon;
Everyday that you wake will feel the same.

Special things don’t happen everyday.
Sometimes you make them happen your own way.

Friends, I was inspired to write this poem after looking over my own life. It’s easy to get stuck into the daily cycle of going to work and doing all of your normal, everyday tasks. It makes life monotonous. Don’t you ever just want to break out?

“When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.” Psalm 94:19 NLT

I’d also like to recommend “Hope Within Our Poetry” by Ancient Skies and the original version of this post, “Forward Thinking.

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2019, except where noted. All rights reserved.

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Soul is Strong | Poetry Remix No. 8

“My soul is strong, and stronger every day. Lay it down and pick it up on the way.”

My heart is raw, my hands are wide open;

Yes, I’m broken, but I’m willing to learn.

Take all of you, not me, and pour it in

deep in my soul and let the fires burn.

My soul is raw, so my mouth remains closed.

The less of me, then the more I am free;

Free to receive all from the One that knows;

knows me by my name and calls me to be.

My body is raw and always fading.

And I know that it won’t last forever.

One day, a new one will be given me

from my Redeemer and one life Giver.

My soul is strong, and stronger every day.

Lay it down and pick it up on the way.

Friends, this is a very special post to me because it comes deep from my soul. I know I haven’t been posting often lately. But I hope everyone is my community is still around to read!

If you like this post, please click here and check out the few short few verses about death from the Book of Job that inspired this post. Also check out the original version of this remixed post, “Raw Story.”

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2019, except where noted. All rights reserved.

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Settle Your Fears | Short Poem No. 53

“But the sun will soon rise to dry your tears.
And the peace will come to settle your fears.”

A new day begins with the rising sun.

Time to let go of the fear of the night.

Sometimes you have to be the only one

to tell yourself that it will be alright.

Tears stream down your face like a waterfall.

Your heart beats rhythms of anxiety.

With closed eyes, you can’t concentrate at all.

Getting down on your knees, you beg God, “Please. . .”

I won’t lie to you; it won’t be easy.

To cross a mountain, you must first climb it.

You will learn this lesson – the same as me.

To see a new day, first watch the moon set.

But the sun will soon rise to dry your tears.

And the peace will come to settle your fears.

Friends, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted – I hope you haven’t forgotten about me! But this inspiration came to my mind tonight. I hope these words help you as much as they have helped me.

If you liked this post, also check out the simple but profound post by Pure Glory, “God’s Prescription for Fear.” And if you haven’t yet, also check out one of my other recent poems which is about finding love in the perfect moment – “Sold my Heart.”

© Joey Blue and thepoetryaboutus.com, 2019, except where noted. All rights reserved.

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