Saturday, February 14, 2009

snatching JOY! (a line from L.M Ross)

he said "this poem is a light"
so i tried to make it shine
with all my might.

and every morning
took it for a walk
listened attentively
when it tried to talk.

kept all of it's secrets
laughed at every joke
forever fascinated
by every word it spoke.

he said "this poem's a lyric song"
so i desperately tried
to sing along.

and script the notes
for the music
compose the score
for others to play it.

they began to sway
to my tune so loud
from two to three
became a crowd.

he said "this is, to me, a blessing"
and i decided to
spread the lesson.

so the world could know
of God's grace
to remind them to believe
even if we don't know his face.

find some quiet time
so your heart could listen
to those sweet psalms
he's always whispering.

he always says to "snatch joy"
so i'm snatching vibes from
the girls and boys

the beautiful people
created by God
i write what i write
just because.

i'm blessed with lyrics,
joy and song
and my light shineth
all year round

so look for me
in the stillness of the night
i'm that big star
shining ever so bright

shining through
the morning's dew
ever shining
upon you.

thank you.

we should all try.


joaquin carvel said...

i will never read that closing again without thinking of this poem. you have actually done it - snatched it - and turned it back out, in an incredibly luminous way.

Moanerplicity said...

No. Thank YOU, for the beauty. Thank YOU for this gift of words and soul paintings, and for having the courage to recite the lyrics of your beautiful spirit!

Snatch JOY, indeed!



BoneFarm said...

This is beautiful Maaga. I am going to have my little girl read it because it is also very accessible and true.
PS my friends grand-daugher calls her Maaga because she couldn't say Grandma as a babe.

maaga..... said...'s so strange...i met a woman a few years ago on blogger who told me the same story about how she came about the name maaga....and then one day she just disappeared...i wonder...

i snatch joy from each one of you guys and i'm just so happy that i get the chance to read your words all the time...thanks as always, for passing by...

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