A Lighter Load

Posted for a variety of prompts:

ABC Wednesday (“L is for . . . “)

Easy Street Prompts (“at all costs”)

Heads or Tails (“black” or “white”)

In Other Words (“reflecting the light”)

Meme Express (“Pick-a-Prompt”)

Totally Optional Prompts (“discoveries”)

Wordless Wednesday Tuesday edition (photo/s)

Sometimes, discoveries are not as clear

as black and white,

but sometimes they are.

Often, our epiphanies seem to come in waves,

that roll over us when we may least expect them.

At such moments, may we have the presence of mind

to take notice and offer the helm

to the One who merits trust at all costs.

Photo c2008 by Nickers and Ink.

“L” Is for . . .

A Lighter Load

(When Falling May Mean Rising)

“Why are you downcast, O my soul?

Why so disturbed within me?

Put your hope in God,

for I will yet praise Him

my Savior and my God.

My soul is downcast within me;

therefore I will remember You.”

(Psalm 42:5-6a, NIV)

Longing for levity, pining for pause,

Boldest in brevity, claiming a cause,

Seeking serenity, finding it naught –

Did he forget fullest freedom is bought?

Ceasing the struggle and loosing his grip,

Seeing the light of an oncoming ship,

Gradually gaining a glimmer of gold,

Spies he the vision he longs to behold.

On the horizon, where blues blend to merge,

Waves tumble softly to echo his urge.

Tossing his compass out into the main,

He falls to his knees and finds strength once again.

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  1. What a nice poetry, and a great picture to come with it, too!

    My L pictures are posted here and here. Hope you can drop by, too! Thanks!

  2. Have a blessed day. Thank you for sharing.

  3. A good take on the discoveries prompt, there.

  4. This is something I need to be reminded of a lot. Thanks!

  5. A perfect post to remind us to lay down our heavy burdens at His feet.

  6. Lift up your hands to God and he will show you the rest. This just reminds me of this awesome song. Lovely Lpassage and poem you posted and the picture is awesome!

  7. Beautiful, Linda.
    Thanks for the inspiration this evening.

  8. As ever I like the way you worked the different prompts to make a poem etc. The discoveries one works well.