Tag Archive | consequences

The Sounds are Missing

The world living sounds are changing,

In some respects they’ve gone away,

The sounds of leaves crunching

Beneath a neighbors feet.

Traffic isn’t as thunderous these days,

People pass but not as many,

Even heavy trucks have gone astray,

Their wheels and air brakes muted.

Birds are no longer tweeting,

Squirrels aren’t actively gathering nuts,

As if nature itself responds to silencing,

This world, as a whole, long changed.

Feelings of discomfort and disbelief,

Are ushered in by bare branches,

As every cell in me waits for some relief,

Sounds today? What waits tomorrow?

—-dfav

9/28/2020

Cost of Free Will

The Lord God is sovereign,

All things He can control,

No boundaries to His reach,

No limit to His power.

And man’s mindset isn’t foreign.

We are His creations,

He wants us to love Him,

To offer our adoration willingly,

Because He completes us,

As individuals and as a nation.

As our spiritual Father He desires,

To give us the best,

Bread instead of stones,

Blessings instead of sorrows,

Love for us that will never expire.

For us to choose a relationship,

To come to know Him thoroughly,

To live in a spiritual intimacy,

God gives us free will and we,

Can choose Him and His fellowship.

Or in free will we can say no.

We can turn Him away,

Choose not to love Him thereby,

Choosing not to serve Him,

In a way saying, “God, let go”!

That’s why we can choose sin,

Choose war and choose hate.

Adam and Eve chose disobedience,

And now we can choose the same,

Freewill let’s good and evil in.

God is indeed sovereign,

He gifted free will to us,

And respects our decisions,

And consequences will come,

In a world God has ordained.
                 dfav 9/14/16

—Donna