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Busyness
by H. Lena Jones

Wednesday, August 02, 2006
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The busyness of life is like a merry-go-round. If we're not careful, it can rob us of health and strength. What we need to do is...ah, shucks, if I tell you, you won't read the poem...so, have a little read. Then tell us what you think about this busyness.

 


Busyness


By


h. lena jones


 


 


Day in day out


Like a merry-go-round


Hear the roar of engines


See headlights and tail-lights


Travers highways and byways


Rushing madly to destinations near and far


Overhead planes flit across sometimes cloudy sky


Like birds migrating from country to country


Seaports, train, and bus stations


Exhibit the same busyness


Throngs of serious people


Charging to and fro


Like foot soldiers


On parade!


 


This busyness


If we’re not careful


Can ruin precious family time


And rob us


Of our day of rest


Where praise and worship


Is bound to replenish


Our weary soul!


 


So, take time off to


Rest and replenish; enjoy


The wonders of God’s creation


While there’s still strength


And breath to do so!


 


“…for in six days the Lord


made heaven and earth…


and on the seventh day He rested,


and was refreshed.”


(Exodus 31:17)


 

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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 8/3/2006
Right you are! A couple of years ago we too realized that precious time we could spend with our children was stolen by careers, now no one but the ones we care about gets too much of it anymore.
Love, B&R
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 8/2/2006
Amen, Sister! Excellent poetry! Busy-ness is often confused with service, too........and they are lightyears apart!

A fine cup you give to us this evening, Miss Lena...I love your choice of topics, and Scriptures, and your particular style of presentation...but more than all of this, I love you!...

Dearly! God bless, Rhonda
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 8/2/2006
Right on the money..
Life can be like a hamster wheel...(or a box of chocolates...(sorry, a form of tourette's))
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/2/2006
Lena~

Terrific advice; thanks for sharing! Very well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/2/2006
Marvelous Advice - Marvelous Poem!
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 8/2/2006
You are so right! I got caught up in that BUSYness! It did cost me my health. But the Lord spared my life. This gives me an opportunity to answer your comments about my poem, "Isn't Hate Awful. This is a part of the busyness thing, too. Anything that makes me change my plans becomes an enemy to me.
God Bless,
Lew



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