Hey there, dear friends. I have had a lot going lately from VBS skits to welcoming a new pastor, facing renewed and new frustrations…
And I find myself…weary. Whereas there should be joy in some of those things, I find it there, but only for the moment it takes for raindrops to fleck and fade on glass.
And the frustrations are just…a lot of unwanted visitors who return again and again. I could voice my thoughts on such, and yet…
It begins to feel without any real use. I hate to term it “jaded”, but, it’s certainly edging into that territory.
And so…I go quiet.
Tight-lipped over how I really feel.
Stop all the confiding, any attempts at exhorting others, since it feels disingenuous, or seeking encouragement, since I can’t seem to allow it in the way I should.
It all bursts forth in poem eventually.😏
Now, I don’t think of this as my best attempt, and, please don’t take offense, but I am beginning to feel even this place, my beloved WordPress, is not necessarily the help it once was.
Not due to any of you, of course. This is all me.
My quiet spells and lack of concentration to keep up with everyone here are increasing, which does give me a pang of regret, as I care sincerely for each of you.
Not to mention fatigue. Realllly tired of arriving at this mindset again and again.🙄
The determination not to wipe out my work here remains strong.
But the desire to write and participate is…waning.
And I don’t really want it to.
Yet…I feel it slipping out of my hands this time.
Anyway…enough spiel. Here is my latest thoughts in poem. Thanks for reading. Blessings and prayers as ever.❤
So many things to write in my brain…
Big beginnings without an end….
They rise up only to be sent
Down the proverbial drain…
Had some triumphs in these weeks,
Some lovely things of which I feel I ought rightly to speak.
Had a few mighty blows, too,
Disappointment and unsettling discoveries anew,
But sadness from such has only burrowed on through,
Tunneling in deep.
Smiles I cannot seem to keep,
But nor can I summon up the strength to weep…
No…instead, my eyes only dim with need of sleep.
I guess you could safely say
That I am trapped in once again by
This indescribable malaise,
This tiring, bogged-in-the-reeds sensation,
Like the African Queen, only without yet a summation.
It isn’t as if love is not there,
In fact, I have lately had a good share.
And, of course, I know that God is always, always there.
Yet, I face some unhappy truths
Of pain, loss of energy, loss of youth.
I find despite all efforts to push on
I just don’t feel like much from dawn to dawn.
I still pick up my Bible and read with a prayerful heart,
Of more things I have pressed myself to take part,
Yet all I gain seems to fade before I can even start.
Hurt aplenty piles in,
Poor feelings I fear I nurse.
I have to ask-is this mire just my own sin,
And lack of ability to bravely take on the worse?
I don’t know.
I don’t know, and I tire of asking myself…
Perhaps it’s time all these ponderings
Be laid upon the shelf…
Please take them, Lord
And draw us into better accord…