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Thursday, February 24, 2022

They Is Here

Well, God disposes, and Hazel's (the little stray who arrived last week and won our hearts) original family turned up, and she's gone home. They had been out of town, and didn't know that she'd gone missing.

And so... realizing that there's a place here for a small dog, Barb just adopted a pair of senior Chihuahuas.

It's been years since I've been able to go to Starbucks...and Barb brought me home a Cocoa Latte (their names).




 It's to laugh and it's to cry,
and sometimes it's to wonder
just exactly really why
your life's been torn asunder.
It's to hope and it's to pray
and to get up again
when knocked down, to rise and play
still in the games of men.
It's to joke and it's to smile,
in private hide the tears
for to mourn is out of style;
instead, let us get two more beers
and raise them foaming in the mugs
to drink to life and love and hugs.

The Five Minute Friday prompt this week is PEACE. Guess the world needs some, and always did.

And, until He comes again, always will.

All we are saying
is give peace a chance...
well, if so, start praying
for we're more than just plants;
we're agents of action,
and prayer is the tool
that can unite factions
and end ridicule
over our skin-shade,
and ways others speak.
By prayer can be remade
the world by the meek
with a weapon seems small
but 'tis greatest of all.

A shade under five minutes. I'll take it.

Music from Wall Of Voodoo, with, of course, Mexican Radio.

Syl prefers ice cream to beer. Sometimes.




 

31 comments:

  1. I think this is my favorite poems of yours ever. period. You continue to inspire, and I continue to be thankful. Prayers still being sent your way, Andrew and Barb.

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    1. Jane, I am so glad that you enjoyed the poem!

      We're grateful for your affirmation, and especially for your prayers!

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    2. I agree - both of these poems are excellent! So meaningful, timely, and beautifully expressed.
      I am thankful that you have Barb, Andrew. She knows how to bless, doesn't she? And of course, I know you bless her, every day.
      Love and prayers and a coffee toast to you today.

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    3. Karen, thank you for this... Barb is truly a blessing, and the coffee-toast much appreciated!

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  2. Andrew - what a poem!

    "we're agents of action,
    and prayer is the tool"

    Yes! and may we be praying at this time!

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    1. Joanne, thank you... and it seems we will have to get out the kneepads for prayer these days.

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  3. I'm glad your little visitor was able to comfort you for a week, and two Chihuahuas have found their forever home. Prayer is action and the greatest tool of all!

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    1. Lisa, Hazel did set a standard for gentle kindness...and the Chi's are setting one for hilarious mayhem. Both blessings of the highest order.

      And yes, prayer is the answer. Always.

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  4. So happy you have found 2 dogs for.company and.distraction!
    Praying with you for the world to be remade by the prayers of the meek!

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    1. Fiona, thanks so much...the boys are an energetic blessing.

      And yes, we need to pray, now more than ever.

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  5. Andrew this is so uplifting!!! I feel like uncle Albert (?) on the ceiling with Mary Poppins drinking tea. You can have the beer. So happy for the chiwawawas (not scrolling up to find the spelling) Wait till they see how fun you are πŸ™‚πŸ€­πŸ˜‡πŸ˜πŸ™„ ?? Yes, prayer is our greatest weapon against spiritual warfare that so surrounds us.

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    1. Mary, the Mary Poppins reference is perfect! Thank you for that.

      The little guys run the house now. As was inevitable.

      And, yes, prayers are our greatest tools.

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  6. Great poem, as always - just love it!
    Popped by from FMF#19

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    1. Heather, I am so glad that you enjoyed this!

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  7. Very inspiring. It is easier to be a prayer warrior when you know others are in it with you.

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    1. Tish, indeed...in prayer there is strength in numbers.

      But we have to do it anyway, even feeling alone.

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  8. Love your sonnet to peace so much. And this: "drink to life and love and hugs" Amen, brother. That would actually bring us more peace, wouldn't it.

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    1. Kym, thank you for this...and, indeed, drinking to life and love and hugs would be a lot more conducive to peaceful times.

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  9. Thanks for posting your words of heart-touching rhythm, rhyme, reality.

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    1. LC, thank YOU, for your affirmation, and for being here.

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  10. oh my... more pups! Small ones to replace a small one. enjoy them!

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    1. We are indeed enjoying the Chi's, Annette!

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  11. By prayer can be remade
    the world by the meek
    with a weapon seems small
    but 'tis greatest of all.
    Love it, Andrew!! I'm finding writing poetry very therapeutic when I don't have the energy for more words. Your poetry is both profound and therapeutic. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Kath, thank you so much for this.

      Poetry doesn't come easy to me...golly, writing doesn't come easy!

      But I have fun.

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  12. I love your poems Andrew. The pups you and Barb have adopted are so sweet. Continued prayers for you and Barb coming your way my friend. Blessings.
    FMF#21

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    1. Paula, thanks so much for the affirmation and especially for your prayers!

      By the way, for some reason I can't access your blog. I have to work by phone, which may be part of the reason, but I do try.

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  13. Awww, Andrew. Well, I'm glad Hazel's original family came and got her. And how sweet that you now have Cocoa LattΓ© to add to your crew. :) I hope thy fit in well with the rest of the fam.

    I loved your poems. Your heart shines through, especially in the first one. Sending you lots of prayers, my friend.

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    1. Jeanne, yes, it's good that Hazel got to go home...she had been sorely missed...and the Boys needed a place like this, where they could let their Crazy run free.

      I'm so glad you enjoyed the poems, and so grateful for your prayers!

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  14. ((((( Andrew )))))

    I am visiting a shelter today, hoping to fill the cat-shaped hole in my heart after my sweet fur-baby crossed the Rainbow Bridge after 14+ years.

    Annie in Texas

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    1. Annie, I am so sorry for your loss, and hope that you've found someone to love, someone who truly needs you. Please let me know!

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