Asking Less (ha’sonnet)

Tonight I’m reeling, devastated, collapsing as I watch downtown Seattle become a scene of violent chaos…it’s not just “one thing after another”, more like 10 things after another; so that we can’t catch our collective breath before another wave of challenge and conflict crashes over us.  It’s all too much, just too much to bear.  We need a miracle, that’s my prayer ~ Rhen

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I don’t want more

It’s less heart asks

Return “before”

Time’s simpler tasks

New surprises

Tension rises…

Afford us ‘bored’

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

https://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/524744989/when-la-erupted-in-anger-a-look-back-at-the-rodney-king-riots


31 thoughts on “Asking Less (ha’sonnet)

        1. Thank you so much–this morning people, even families, showed up to sweep the glass and debris, and clean the graffiti from buildings. So I shed some happier, grateful, hopeful tears ❤ Maybe a poem will arrive soon 🙂

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  1. Rhen I love this post and your prayer poem. God bless you. Please stay away from downtown my sweet friend. Stay safe in your home. I am attending church this morning and I will be praying for you as well as all my other beloved WordPress friends and sisters and brothers in Christ. Maybe if we could all pray it would help. I know your praying sister. Love to you. Please be safe. Love 💕 Joni

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    1. Thank you so much–yes, all we can do–and The BEST we can do is pray. I have no need, desire or intention of going into the city–but it was horrifying to watch the news. I heard a wonderful Pentecost message from Pastor Tim Ross–who was guest pastor at Gateway this weekend. I really like him–and I’m very tuned into the Holy Spirit currently…thinking I need more POWER to battle the depression and general heaviness which has settled on many, not just me. Thank you for your love–please know that you and your family are in my heart and prayers as well ❤

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      1. Oh Rhen thank you so much my dear friend. Yes it has affected me as well. I am grateful that you found a good device. Thank you for your prayers, I believe that you pray for us and it means the world. I am a person that believes in prayer working miracles and my guess is you likely do as well. Glad you are away from the mess downtown my friend. Stay safe I love you. 💕 Joni

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  2. Very sad to see what’s going on right now. No justification for the looting and violence just as there was no justification for the senseless death of George Floyd. We all grieve with you Rhen.

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        1. Bless you Andrea–for always being “real”, and for great posts and photos I look forward to each day. I appreciate your support and empathy, and humorous bits–and today I’m feeling lots better than last night, hallelujah! 🙂 ❤

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            1. You might enjoy the post I just put up–humorous encouragement re the new WordPress Block Editor challenge we must contend with (along with everything else in life, haha!!) 🙂

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  3. Wonderful expressions of your feelings. Normal is different today than yesterday, and will be different tomorrow. Let’s hope it will change to a peaceful, more just and equitable normal.

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    1. Well done as a ha’sonnet. It speaks and flows wonderfully. Sorry it has taken me so long to get to it. I pulled back for a bit and now am finding I have a lot to catch up on.

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      1. No worries at all–I’ve had to make some changes as to how many blogs I follow, read and comment on; and everyday there’s an avalanche of prompts to write 🙂 No rest for the obsessive writers 🙂

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        1. Thanks. Even sticking to my twice a week posting would have been difficult if I didn’t have a huge cache to pull from. I didn’t think I followed too many blogs – and still don’t – but there are some very prolific writers that make it hard for me to catch up. I’m trying to catch up one poet at a time. I will, eventually, I think. 🙂

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