Saturday, October 19, 2019


Lord, please give me two more ears. The two I have aren’t enough
To hold up my glasses, my oxygen tube, and earrings and other such stuff.

They still hear everything quite well but they get shaken by my cough.
I’d like to give them a little help before they both fall off!

So, Lord, another pair would help my worn out ears to bless.
I really would be grateful if you could just say “Yes.”

You say that You could do that if I just tell You where
I want those new ears planted?  Is this some kind of dare?

Not on top of my head, please cause my hat would never fit.
Not anywhere on my backside. I need that space  to sit!

My feet and knees would not be good. They’re much too far away.
On my hands those ears would suffer each and every day!

If you put them on my shoulders, Lord, they’d look like angel wings
And that would look quite funny for my voice no longer sings!

Forgive me. Lord, I now understand Your body design is best!
    And I’m so thankful that I can hear that with two I’ll be fully blest!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Marital Discord

Fifty years of happy wedded bliss,
Never arguments nor fights.
Happy days of work and parenting,
Lots of happy cuddling nights.

Then our marriage faced a crisis
That stressed us toward a break,
The night my precious husband 
Used my toothbrush by mistake!

4 Oct 2019 - mshr

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Failing Eyesight

Old age has finally caught up with my eyes
And is covering them with a layer
Of cloudy crud!
Nothing looks clear anymore.
- Nature’s like a painting with colors running.
- People like rag dolls.
 - Words are just rows of riddles on a page.
- Flagpoles have curves in the middle.
- The ground is not level anymore,
  and it’s farther below my feet than it used to be!
      My view of the outer world is 
                   blurred  distorted  unreliable.

Yet my view of my inner world has never been so clear!
Three-quarters of a century have polished my image
- Of who I am and my contentment with what I see.
                     - Nature’s glories are there untarnished 
in my memory bank.
          -  I see a beauty within, sprung from 
                             grins, giggles, guffaws,
and an occasional tear.
- Inside, I see growing acceptance of difference,
          -  and wisdom gained from life experiences.            
            And love is blooming there, nurtured 
- not by my goodness -
   But by God’s gift of the Holy Spirit!

 So my vision is still 20/20 --  if I only look In or up! 

2 Oct 2019 - mshr