Posted in Poetry, Writing

Clear Vision



Stumbling through life 
my sins 
and appetites 
led me  

I chose 
the wrong path 
always 

I lived in 
a world where 
no Gods exist 

Until my vision 
cleared 
I saw 
no other way

Copyright (C) 2023 Penny Wilson
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Also written for Reena’s exploration challenge using the phrase “You live in a world where no Gods exist.”

Posted in Poetry, Writing

A Different Outcome



I keep looking 
for a different 
outcome 
to my past  

My heart doesn't 
understand 
the memories 
I relive  

The self inflicted 
punishments 
don't resolve 
anything  

I shake my head 
in disbelief  

I'm taught 
I'm forgiven
  
If He can forgive 
why can't I

Copyright 2023 Penny Wilson All Rights Reserved

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Posted in Life

A Bit of Faith

I am not really a religious person.  I have my beliefs and try to live my life the best I can.

But When it comes down to it, isn’t it all based on faith?

When do we really feel secure?  How long does it take for a child to feel secure the first time they let go of their parent’s hand?

Are you secure, wrapped in your blankets at night; sure there will be no fire, or intruder?  How many paychecks are you away from being homeless?  Most of us are not many.  Are you secure that your children will not be bullied or molested when they leave your home?

What gives us security is our faith.

It’s Faith to look in the eyes of our beloved and believe what they say.  Faith to send our children to school and pray they will come to no harm.

We are a society of faith.  We believe the walls of our society will not crumble.

Faith is what holds us together.

Have Faith, my friends. Your faith will keep you strong.  

Copyright (C) 2022 Penny Wilson

Posted in Life, Poetry, Prose

Loving You — Source of Inspiration

REBLOG:  Please don’t miss Pat’s amazing piece!!

Loving You is the only thing I want to do, but how do I love You when I cannot see You, or touch You? Some say You do not exist, but I know they are wrong. Yet I long to love You so completely that there is not a moment that passes that I do […]

Loving You — Source of Inspiration
Posted in Poetry

#NaPoWriMo-Day 20-Another Skirmish

I fight 
the good fight

At least
I tell myself that

I fall down
and get up 

Fall down
get up 

I stumble
more often
than I care to admit

I win most of
the arguments
with myself
these days

Other days
I'm just not up
for another skirmish 

The war
rages on 

Each day
I tell myself that
'today I will do better' 

And sometimes
it's true 

Copyright (C) 2021 Penny Wilson
Posted in Life

Those That Shaped Me

I recently saw the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”.  A lovely movie about Mr. Rogers and a magazine writer.  (if you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it) In that movie was a scene where Tom Hanks, who plays Mr. Rogers, is reading a list of names from a book.  At the end of the list he says “thank you, God.”  The movie is wonderful, but this scene really stuck with me.

The culmination of our experiences is what makes us, us.  We’ve all heard this.  I’ve heard it so many times that it didn’t make an impact on me any more.  That is, until I started thinking back to all of the people that shaped me into who I am today.

There are those in the past that have done us wrong, hurt us.  We all have these people in our lives.  It hurt and at the time it was an awful thing to go through.  But that experience, like all the others in our lives, have shaped us to be who we are.

So the next time you look back at the people in your life, those that hurt you, those that did you wrong, thank them.  Thank them and thank God for bringing those people into your life.  Because these people had a hand in shaping you into the incredible human being that you are today.

Just a partial list:

Denise, David D., Bruce, Roy, Mom, Lloyd, Bert, Mrs. Carpenter, Mr. Bruin, Carlos, Teresa, Diana, Nancy, Bobby, Norman, David C., John, Johnny, Cara, Gill, Heather, Chad, Sandy, Dave M., Robert, Ron, Bruce W., Frenchy, Diane, Ruby, Geno, Monk, Barbie, Ron, Bret, Tracy, Chuck, Audrey, Janette, Carlos, Bobby…

Thank you, God, for bringing these people into my life.

Copyright (C) 2020 Penny Wilson

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