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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bits and Pieces . . .


People
People important to you
People unimportant to you
cross your life
 touch it with love
and carelessness
and move on.
There are people who leave you
and you breathe a sigh of relief
and wonder why you ever
came in contact with them.
There are people who leave you
and you breathe a sigh of remorse
and wonder why they had to go away
and leave such a gapping hole.
People change homes.
People grow apart.
Enemies hate and move on.
Friends love and move on.
Children change and grow and make choices and move on.
You think of the many people who have moved into your hazy memory.
You look on those present, and wonder.
I believe in the presence of God in our lives.
People move in and out
of one another's lives
and each person leaves
its mark
“its touch”
 on the other.

You find that you are made up of bits and pieces
of all who have ever touched your life,
and you are more because of it,
and you would be less
if they had not touched you.
Pray God that you accept
the bits and pieces in humility and wonder,
and never question
and never regret.

Bits and Pieces
Bits and pieces
author unknown
paraphrased from original

5 comments:

Jill said...

Lovely. I am so blessed that you have entered my life, Lynne!

TexWisGirl said...

wow, i loved this. so very true.

Aunt Barb said...

I have always liked that piece.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Lovely piece Lynne and how very true some parts of it are.

Wishing you a great week filled with lovely things.

Regards

Fiona x

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Love this! I printed it out!!!
Have a lovely :)
xo, misha