Picture taken by my friend Cyndi Leos....thank you Cyndi.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Some Times We Build Fences...

Photography by Mari at 365 Days

some times we build fences
corralling ourselves
painting it bright
white in righteousness
casting shadows on
blowing opportunities
like spent golden leaves
weary from waiting...
to drop outside fences
making it fertile
for new growth
without us
spending too much time
tending the fence
strong, thick, solid
in protection, to feign
trust with a sly smile...
rationalizing it is not a wall
doesn't make it any
easier to get in...
the harder we protect
the bigger the fear...
open the gate
 venture out into
 the sunlight of bravery
feel the tenderness
of sprouting spring grass
upon a bare soul
make it a new day
to feel the freedom
in living the life God gave you...



Thisisme. said...

Very good Donna. I particularly liked the lines, "venture out into the sunlight of bravery ......" I might have to remove your Blog button from this blog because, if you check out my blog, you will see that your button is really too big for the sidebar. Hope that's ok!

Mari said...

I love this one Donna - you do such a great job of writing!

Donna B said...

Thisisme: Thank you! Diane re-did my blog button to a smaller size, so please take the newer re-sized one on my sidebar... Think it will fit.

Donna B said...

Mari: Thank YOU for sharing your wonderful photography with me! You have such an eye to capture a moment, which for me, tells a story. I think we make a great team!

DJan said...

Your blog is looking very lovely, Donna. A beautiful poem, and your new shade of purple is, well, perfect! :-)

That corgi :) said...

rationalizing it is not a wall
doesn't make it any
easier to get in...

again beautifully written Donna! This caught my attention. You do have such a great way with words, very powerful statements you make with them!

(I got the book today so I plan to start reading it tonight/tomorrow!)


Donna B said...

Thank you DJan...I'm still working on it...

Thank you betty...glad you got the book, LESSONS FROM A SHEEP the first chapter, then we will read from then on together, OK?

BeautifulDees said...

Thank you for the love and wisdom. I am having a blog give away come on over.

gayle said...


Thisisme. said...

Hi Donna. Just to let you know that your new size blog button is just perfect! Thank you for telling your lady to make it smaller! Have a joyous and blessed Easter weekend, and enjoy your time with the family. Hugs to you.

Lisa said...

I love the sentiment in this post. Love the fence references.


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