This was supposed to be posted on this coming Thursday, but I made one of my characteristic errors. Oh, well! I’ll have to come up with something else for that day. Sorry to have flooded you with so many. I was trying to get ahead, so I could get my to-do list tasks completed.
© 2010 Paula Tohline Calhoun
I do not know the “could-have-beens,”
only what has come to be:
I am the living consequence
of choices made by me.
Examining each separate leaf –
life’s book from its beginning,
how did joy emerge from grief
and losing turn to winning?
I’ve learned the paths I’ve taken
were never God-forsaken.
Every triumph, each mistake
led me forward, for my sake –
mysterious signs directing me
to hope and possibility.
In spite of all I had and lost
The price I paid was worth the cost
The lessons taught by pain and fears
Helped me to know that loss and tears
can nurture joyous fruitful years.
And so far, my dear Gentle readers, my life has been filled with enough. . .