Oh How Thy Soul Doeth Weep


Oh How Thy Soul Doeth Weep

Oh life of many branches

My base is weak

And my bark is scarred

See me swaying

Back and forth

Stretching my limbs

Out to you for in hope

My task for the day

Will not go unbroken

To feel my strength

Fall swiftly to the ground

And as I look down

Through falling tears of leaves

I see blackened twigs

That were once so strong

A part of my whole

Crumbling in front of me

Oh hear me my mighty

Fortress, don’t shame me

This way let me do what

I am put here to do

Let me shine and provide

Shade and comfort

To the ones who

Come near me

Let the gentle rains

Seep into my thirsty soul

Written by,

Terry Shepherd


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Daily Prompt; Blogger in a Strange Land


What’s the strangest place from which you’ve posted to your blog? When was the last time you were out and about, and suddenly thought, “I need to write about this!”?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us STRANGEsquirrel

Everywhere I am I think of blogging. Is this an addiction? No, it is a part of my make-up.quaker state When I’m outside looking at nature. Or maybe I am dining out.IMG_0094 When I am on a stroll, I really think about blogging.dark pink lake photo What about when the sun is setting on a beautiful Spring day?hanna water

When I used to take a small vacation I would think about blogging as I watched my grandchildren playing in the pool.deer

When I see something I can not get close to, like the deer. They are so skittish around humans but not this fellow, he just posed for me.

I plane skiesthink a lot about my brother Al when I blog. He has changed so much since last summer with his M.S.A. When I am flying I think about my blogging.peonies 2 I like to think about writing when I see new life being born.dscf4168 At the holiday I think about the special moments. Every once in a while I will slip a photo of me in there.HPIM0140 When I see bright and happy things like this old-fashioned merry-go-round.helicopter When I look up and hear the whirly bird coming.moon3 When I see things I know I won’t see again in my life time.sky oct 2 When I see strange lines or figures in the skies.sky oct. So in the final thoughts I guess I am always in strange places that seem quite familiar in my own mind.

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award


Apple pie & Napalm has nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogging Award.very-inspiring-blogger-award

Here is a little bit about this blogger.

Who I am

Frankly, I can’t answer that, but it’s why I’m here.

I turned a year older this year, an amazing little thing that occurs when you have a birthday. We all have things that we dislike about ourselves and I don’t want to fix the things that I don’t like about myself. I’m not sure that is a realistic goal for anyone. But I do want to learn about all of my layers and I want to understand what makes me who and what I am. And like many of you, I have things that I want to work through.

We each have a choice to embrace who are or walk the journey to finding out what shapes who we are. Good, bad, ugly, dark, treacherous, dangerous, good, enlightening, faults, flaws, warts and all, I’m taking the next year to make the discovery.

I read that fellow bloggers like bullet points. I think it defeats the purpose because I would like to think that you finding my blog interesting and well rounded enough on its own merits without needing bullet points. But here are a few:

  • I’m scared of clowns
  • I like music
  • I love sports
  • I feel like an old lady
  • I love old movies and animals, but one isn’t contingent on the other

So I hope you want to stay in touch with me.

Thank you so much for this award my new friend!