There’s Poetry in Motion and in ‘moodling’ too.

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Funny how a ‘moodling’ type brain meanders along diverse pathways, especially as it matures. (Now isn’t that a nice, polite way of saying ‘ages’ or ‘gets old’ or ‘starts wandering’?) For me yesterday, it went a little like this –

Some days ago I was offered various submission possibilities to a site called Christian eBooks Today and chose to offer a Guest Post. I ended my spiel about my creative writing journey with a few lines quoted from a poem written last century that were appropriate to my thoughts. I had no idea of the name of the author, so Googled some of the words, and came up with the full poem. It’s just so beautiful, I had to copy it here –

After A While    ©1971 Veronica A. Shoffstall

After a while you learn
the subtle difference between
holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn
that love doesn’t mean leaning
and company doesn’t always mean security.
And you begin to learn
that kisses aren’t contracts
and presents aren’t promises
and you begin to accept your defeats
with your head up and your eyes ahead
with the grace of woman,
not the grief of a child
and you learn
to build all your roads on today
because tomorrow’s ground is
too uncertain for plans
and futures have a way of falling down
in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
that even sunshine burns
if you get too much
so you plant your own garden
and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone
to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure
you really are strong
you really do have worth
and you learn
and you learn
with every goodbye, you learn…

And here is the site where I found it –  Sofines Joyful Moments and then I wandered around this delightful site and found jokes and beautiful sayings and poems, and I will be revisiting that spot often.

Personally, I think this is ‘moodling’ at it’s ultimate best… but I could be just a little prejudiced on this question!

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