This is a poem written in five minutes flat, on the prompt “Slow” for the Five-Minute Friday linkup.
Slow is a breath of fresh air
after writing for days and days,
copying, pasting, editing, sending.
I open the front door
and step out into February sunshine
seventy degrees and breezy.
Slow is the stroll up the gravel drive
to the church cemetery
where I walk in a loop
around sleeping saints.
Slow is a wink of hope
when I catch a glimpse
of yellow shining bright
among dead leaves:
daffodils pushing through
Slow is an envelope of peace
as I listen to the birds twittering
in the cedar trees
as I hear squirrels scuttering
over fallen branches
as I watch the hawk circle slowly
over us, seeing what I don’t notice.
But today I take notice
of the small things,
the tiny purple flowers
peering up cheerful
amid the gravel.
I just finished writing my third self-published book, The Fruitful Life, a study on the fruits of the spirit. I hope you’ll join me when it goes on sale March 5, 2017 and also in the online Bible study March 6 – 31, 2017.
I’m creating two free resources to go along with the book for those who signup below (under 5 Days to Greater Peace). You’ll receive access to the Fruitful Life Prayer Calendar and Study Guide once the book goes on sale. You can also join my Facebook online Bible study group to interact with other readers March 6 – 31, 2017.
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