Friday, March 31, 2006

Scatter shot

I am but one
one man, not an army
one soul reaching for eternal significance
I think, therefore I misunderstand
I go out each day, therefore I step on toes
I love, so sometimes I get hurt, bad.

What I wish for does not add up to much
The things I have collected in my garage are mostly junk.

The only real treasure I have managed in this life to amass
are two boys and a girl, three arrows in my quiver.
They are so much more than I ever hoped for,
yet all I ever wanted from being a father.

I have a mission, its not secret
and each day I need to look to see if I am moving
toward or away from my goal.
I only get one chance to fulfill the
purpose for this day in my life.
to enjoy is good
to know God is better
the joy of knowing God is best.

Pray for me please
I forsee a lot of challenges
this coming month, to test if I am man, or mouse.
(I don't want to end up in a trap, do I?)

18 comments:

Rulan said...

Hi there. Thanks for visiting my blog. I will pray for you. May the Lord guide you in His ways.
God bless you and keep you.

TNChick said...

Your post was nicely written. I'll certainly lift you up in prayer.

They say when it's hard to pray is when you should be prayer harder! :)

Jayleigh said...

**hugs**

Sandy said...

Prayers you avoid the trap. With God by your side I know you will.

Michele sent me today. Glad she did.

margalit said...

The first time I read this I thought you kept your children in the garage. I had to go back and reread for context.

Hope the upcoming days are joyous.

Here via Michele

utenzi said...

Michele sent me, David.

That's one very evocative post, David. A very good one for Father's Day also. I hope your upcoming challenges help make you stronger--and that if love is a challenge, you don't get hurt bad. That sucks when it happens.

The picture below of the house in the snow is so beautiful!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

well said!

Karen said...

David, this is really beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us. I think lots and lots of people should read this because it is so well said.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Erin said...

Hi David, first-timer to your site from Michele's. I enjoyed your post - hope all works out well. Have a nice weekend.

Mike said...

Nice post Hope it all works out.

Michele sent me.

Chatty said...

Very nice, indeed.

Michele sent me this evening.

The Gnat's Trumpet said...

I hope you find what you are looking for. Michele sent me.

Kross-Eyed Kitty said...

Happy April...hope you surpass your challenges.
Here from Michele's, and thanks also for visiting my blog!

Barbara said...

Hey David - I hope those challenges are molehills instead of mountains. Very poetic.

Courtney said...

Thanks for coming by David. Well clad feet, indeed.

Kimmy said...

I hope you stay out of the mouse trap!

Here from Michele's

Plumkrazzee said...

Loved that. Gave me a moment to pause, something of which I have not done enough of lately. Shooting prayers up for you tonight....

Jade said...

It was a man who wrote this. If you touch that same spot I'm certain you're direction will be an open door, not a trap. Sending you blessings and thanks for stopping by not once but twice on Saturday. :o)