Color of Death


I didn’t know what had happened.

Not at first.

And then I knew.

The whole world

Was shattering

Like glass laid

Careless on flame

Fragility of life





Too long

Bleeding amid

Shards of color


Issues slice deep

Old as history

Cuts turned to scars

Waiting for change

For minds to wake

Hearts to embrace

Voices to be heard

Not empty words

But people speaking

To ears that listen

Cries for justice

Angry weeping

Violence reproducing

After its own kind

Can’t replace those

Much-loved faces gone

Grief beyond repair

Waiting again for

Answers to tear-

Stained prayers

Because ugly Death

Has only one hue

Pale mottled blue

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

Change, Gotta Love It…

Lest you be confused, I’ve finally changed the theme I’ve been using since Noah built the ark!  I had a single reason for doing so:  though I still love the 2011 theme, the Comments thread became illegible past more than a few replies—and I VALUE Comments and REPLIES 🙂

I’m pleased with the new header image, and hope you’ll adjust to the changes I’ve made and continue reading what I offer here.  If you find anything about the new theme problematic, please let me know…I’m open to hearing suggestions. 

My readers are the special family I’m privileged to connect with throughout each week.

My loving prayers for all of you continue:  that God will bless you with peace, protection and good health.  The pandemic will NOT last forever, we’ll get through it stronger than before…and with inspiring stories to share.  My confidence in God remains steady.

Yours truly,


Change ~ One-Liner Wednesday

One-Liner Wednesday – Change

When faced with most external changes (new technology, circumstances) I drag my resistant feet (mind)—but regarding internal, self-change, I have little patience with “process”…I want it NOW.

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

“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 3:18, King James Bible