Faith’s Sure Future (a ha’sonnet)

I’m linking to my poet friend, Stephen, Prince of the Ha’sonnet.  Initially, I was intimidated by the form, regardless that I was an English Major in college…but Stephen is both gifted poet and an encourager.  Thus, I’m beginning to enjoy writing these🙂  Click the link for all the info, directions…you may want to write one yourself.

Of shadows dim

Sore wilderness

‘Mid light so thin

Hope witnesses

Clear droplets-dew

Reflect vast hue

Faith’s sure future

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

No Surrender (3LineTales)

Three Line Tales, Week 225

photo by Nathan Dumlao via Unsplash

Mom was bored, sighed repeatedly as she looked out the window.

Dad, bored and worried, took long naps to avoid thinking about anything.

Caleb, bright star that he was, refused to surrender to something called ‘pandemic’…somebody had to look alive and be busy doing something productive, and his passion was puzzles.

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

Glad Game #10 ~ Readers and Other Gifts

Happy Friday, Glad Game friends!  I’m soooo glad the weekend’s here!  Just a reminder for possible newcomers, the Glad Game is about Gratitude, and originated with Pollyanna—the girl who never saw a negative situation without finding something to “be glad about”.

a) I usually save this one till the end, but I’m compelled to give a grateful shout out to my incredibly fine readers.  You’re all so gifted in your chosen artistic endeavors, and your generous loyalty continually WOW’s me.  Often your thoughtful comments impact me more than I can quite take in…you enrich my days, I thank you from my heart and creaky bones.

b) BIG news is that I rearranged the furniture, cleaned a mite (pun) yesterday, so I could bring the dreaded treadmill out from hiding, into the living area…where I can’t ignore it anymore.  “Baby steps” is the plan (worked hard and sweaty, so probably won’t hop on it tonight).  But, “thou shalt not allow self to slack off lingeringly”!  I’m thankful for divine strength, motivation to accomplish a productive day–and again thank readers who’ve encouraged me toward better health.

c) Someone mentioned recently that it perks us up to have a new perspective by virtue of simply changing things around in our environment (and vacuuming).  I’m surveying my bijou kingdom, whispering, “wow, that looks nice there”.  So, another thank you to those who shared about “spring cleaning”–it rubbed off on me!

d) After a few rough days (“Rant” post), I’m grateful to have leveled UP once more…got my mojo back!  I keep thinking a blog break would be nice…but barring straitjacket, doubt it will happen🙂

e) Moving the “pantry” of food staples to a spot closer to the kitchen, I was stunned by the accumulated supplies.  Between dry and canned items—and jam-packed freezer—I could almost be competition to  neighborhood Safeway!  I’m daring to hope the pandemic may be over and forgotten before I need to shop again🙂  The abundance is a blessing…I’m glad ‘n grateful.

f) Beyond thankful the heat wave was brief!!  I don’t do hot temps well, so was ecstatic when a good rain cooled things down.  

g) “G is for Grateful to God”, my fave gratitude.  His attentive love, comfort and caring, as He hears my prayers, speaks to me…and faithfully moves on my behalf, guiding me through life’s challenges…I can’t keep Him to myself.  Skeptics abound, I used to be one.  But I KNOW that I KNOW what I KNOW:  He’s the Living LORD, Good Father who protects and provides for me.  Having proved Himself repeatedly, I’ve got NO doubts.

As I keep you in heart’s fervent daily prayers, may you feel His Presence…and discover the treasures hidden in this peculiar timeRhen

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, ©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations

Socially Bankrupt

Bankrupt social status

Insufficient charm left to fill

Tomorrow’s jaded needs…

The salon downtown

Where once my serial

Dramas were welcomed

No longer has interest in me

And my lace-trimmed sighs

No one comes near, now… I

Overheard it said that I’m like

A second-rate confection tray

Poor grade chocolates lacking

Sweet coconut center!

I’ve been tossed, filed away

Too old, too Yesterday

Tedious, boring… But

They’ll soon regret my

Absence, since all 5-Star

Talent’s keeping low profile

Masked and sheltered

Waiting for Broadway 

To reopen one day

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