Lent Day Twelve – Fool on a hill


– (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KkGVccgJrA&feature=related)

As long as I can remember I have enjoyed reading poetry and took pleasure in writing my own.  This has always been a helpful outlet for my creativity.  I find myself more able to write poetry when I am dealing with matters of the heart, especially when I feel love in a deep and personal way.   In recent years my life has seen several major changes, and this poem was written when I was going through a very steep learning curve of learning to let go and let God.

It’s just a hill, a slight incline
The grass is green, and so inviting
It beckons to me “Come, roll down me!”
I can’t, I’m 51, there’s people here

She’s 10
And no one stares, and no one cares

She’s 10! Yet still it shouts ; “Come, roll down me!”

Age is a pain. It tells you you’re not free
It stops the inner child from finding liberty
And still the hill calls out
“Come on, roll down me!”
What will win out – my foolishness or sensibility?
Will I discard my thoughts and know that I am free?
Free to be me
Whatever age I be?
“Come, roll down me!”
I move towards the hill and sit me down
I feel the grass..
The smell, the touch, the sound
“Come, roll down me!”
Yet still I struggle to let go and roll

And still I rationalise so..
Then suddenly I go –

And roll,

And roll,

And roll!!!
My Prayer:

Thank You Father that you are the giving of freedom.  You always have been the liberation one, delivering Israel from slavery to freedom and still today bringing people through the toughest times to enjoy your peace.

Jesus – during this Lenten season – remind me again if the Son has made us free – then we are free indeed!


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