ink for thought: 01.10

Thursday, 28 January 2010 time

if in our time I could teach you one thing,
if I could speak this into the heart of your being and
sew this truth into the fabric of your self

I would this one thing impart.

in all your getting, get patience
learn to wait with forbearance
and bide time with grace.

in all your taking, take endurance
for the race is not given to the swift or
the strong but one who with tolerance for hardship
completes it all

in all your growing, grow fortitude.
see the beauty deeply rooted in anticipation,
the glories to be found in silent meditation.

more is grown under duress than in plenty
and more is to gain from contemplative stillness
than ever a flurry of activity could achieve

we are built for eternity you and I.
and thus a time for everything
and everything
in time.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010


...last words of a dying dream.

I lean in to catch the slightest whisper,
breathing laboured, face drained of life,
body ravaged by anxiety and disappointments looming

I see your lips move, sound visibly struggling to escape
only the finest gossamer thread of hope holding body and spirit together

panic clutches my heart as I recognise the familiar
glossing over of the eyes, focussing on the middle distance

you gather the last of your strength and beckon me close
and say,

"I'm sorry, I've found someone new"

Monday, 4 January 2010

pondering yesterdays

here we find ourselves,
toes dipped in the streams of time,
forever flowing from eternity past
into the eternal to come.

here we sit,
astride the lumbering behemoth,
named Present,
stalking the elusive Future
forging History with every ponderous step.

my friend,
a word to the wise is sufficient,
and a seed planted in season will bear fruit.
like cool water on cracked lips
and warmth of heart and hearth
is guidance to those attuned to
discernments whisper.

let tomorrow not be clumsily crafted
by ignorance
hearts turned by disillusionment
our roads paved with fear
and our streets lined with anger and it's offspring

pondering yesterdays,
let us learn from where we have been
so that we may grow into the better thing

"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid"
~ Benjamin Franklin