I feel so tired, but I have to go to work in an hour. In addition, I can’t seem to write anything even vaguely poetic.
I can be thankful that I get to go to work (especially since lately there haven’t been as many hours because we haven’t been busy, so they haven’t needed me as much). I am also thankful for the women’s group at my church, which just happened. It is better to go than not to go.
Even with food and coffee, I’m still so tired.
Sitting here trying to write, I can be thankful for words,
For the coffee and the gentle breeze, on this sunny weekday --
And the warmth of friends who are like family, in sweet memories.
I’ve got nothing for a poem this evening (even though this is usually the time of week when I share a Sijo), but I don’t want to force it. The theme for this week’s Sijo is persistence, though, so maybe….
Nothing coming, ideas stuck like a truck broken down, Carrying precious cargo; fix the engine and let it go Break through barriers, and with persistence reach the destination
Today my mood was up and down. I actually cried at work and spent an hour in the back taking inventory and washing dishes because I couldn’t help customers. The good news is I didn’t get fired! 😀 Lots of variables go into my mood, but sometimes there really is no reason for the crying; it just happens at the worst times sometimes!
One thing that is special about today is that the Catholic Church celebrates the Blessed Mother Mary’s birthday today. I thought about baking a cake to celebrate. How many candles would be on it? About 2,036 give or take? 🙂 Today also marks my parents’ 38th wedding anniversary — that’s a long time!
This week’s theme for Ronovan Writes’s sijo prompt is Adversity. I heard the story of Daniel being protected by God when he was thrown into the den of lions again today, and then I took the poem from there.
Daniel was thrown into the lions’ den, and came out unharmed,
His friends were cast into fire, and Another was there with them —
If I am not delivered, at least I will never be alone.
I’m back with a sijo, not really for this week’s prompt because it’s not about advice, but I am linking up anyway. My advice is not to wait until the last day. 🙂 I’ve been working on a set of sijo poems for the 4 elements, and this is “Fire.”
From magma rolling under the earth, to volcanic eruptions,
Flames racing across fields, eating up undergrowth voraciously,
Pure power unleashed, yet tamed in a stove or fireplace.