Harmony with 10 Days to Christmas

Simple–I ask for a gift or two, and surprises, with new behaviors–my wife says, “Don’t go looking for a fight!” She’s right. I usually meander through conversations, not thinking much about what I say–not thinking of more or less as my friend Mel says of my life now, “Let God do the heavy lifting.” So is this the gift I was looking for in the beginning, and finally found Will he shoot lye and ammonia once more into his veins? Probably. Will he ignore the five-thousand and one warnings he has received about Meth? Well now I find the other is addicted to the same drug, and he was not completely honest with me, or perhaps I heard what I wanted to hear.

Remember, there is a God, a personal God through Emanuel, God with us, and at this point, I ask to many questions. I am a believer, a man believing of the cross, and my friend Thomas Kyousui, my dear friend from Earling, Iowa says, “Your friend Mel is right in that you have a right to be here.” So as my friend Pastor Jan says, “Be there for this man.” But, I believe the completion is to say, “Reach out when reached toward.” Just let it go, and perhaps his letting go will be death, and there is nothing I can do, nothing…” He has selected his own destiny–leave it be.”

Published by elgwynone

I was a University and community college instructor before retiring. I also worked in fast food restaurants, and retail stores. I am an ordinary man writing for because I want to write and because my education prepared me to write; BA English lit, MA English, EdS higher education, and MFA creative writing, free verse poetry and essays. Blogs are an answer to high-priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to self-publish his first 1000 copies of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass because in 1855 poetry did not sell. Most poets make a living in other ways than writing. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive, and TS Eliot was a banker. Many writers teach, and always there have been writers who have written because they needed to express their thoughts and feelings. They wrote not necessarily to make money but to express "the old universal truths of the human heart" according to Faulkner. Here I reach a wider audience I missed than by self-publishing, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience for less expense than self-publishing. I self-published my first books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude; poetry and photo books which were easier to self-publish than to seek a not to seek a publisher company. This blog allows me to write for an interested audience because I write poetry and personal essays. I write for a friendly audience and present to you a slice of my writing. Perhaps you will enjoy what you read.

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