Sunday, 1 December 2019

The Unexpected

Life often throws up unexpected situations. A weather event, a trip, a gift or old friend. It can be positive or negative and sometimes what appears a negative at first can become a positive once we settle down to dealing with the situation. And so it turned out at Writer's Group, with the usual staff member away, the group turned to their own resources to keep the session going. Hence the theme for this session - the unexpected!




THE UNEXPECTED

The unexpected
Takes you
By surprise
It turns around and
Spits directly 
In your eyes
It says ha ha!
I fooled you again!
Not once, but twice
See how you like that
It's not very nice!

The unexpected 
Seems to say
Not your will but mine
Will be done today!

The unexpected
Can leave you feeling
Lost, abandoned
And somewhat reeling

The unexpected
Leaves you knowing
Nothing is certain...

- Pauline




THE EXPECTED

Sinister
Invisibly
Colouring everything
Enemy of the moment
Unadorned
By the past
Ghosts of childhood 
Revisited

- Pauline




THE UNEXPECTED

I was going along nicely,
- Washing done
- Job application in
- Paper read
- Phone calls answered
All points bulleted and ticked off,

when the door bell rang
    Missionaries?
    Real estate agents?
    Fundraising school kids?
    Politicians?
    ... family??

I open slowly the sticking door
Hello.
  Hello?
    HELLO?

No.
  No one
    Nobody, nil, nada
      Nothing to see
 No one to talk to

- Kate Jenkins




THE EXPECTED

I thought I had time planned
not Life itself, but bits and pieces
job, retirement, popping off
all bits of Being on life's horizon
but formatted, calculated, analysed
and endlessly (endlessly) thought about
pondered, cogitated, ruminated

So I'm told I over think things
that I should just jump in...
...but what if there's a hard landing?
a trip, a fall, a mental blip?
Should I take a leap of faith...
...but where did God go?
Should I float on a wind...
...that could become a gale?

I like the expected, it's warmth, comfort
with occasional planned excursions
Because every now and then I like to
ride the gale, commune with God
and follow a thought less spoken

- Kate Jenkins

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