Growing Our Souls
In this Soul Poem, daily plans may go awry when intent and outcome do not meet; we must follow along, plan our best, and sing life’s song.
Thinking, praying, pondering—wonder,
Watching, waiting, hoping—flounder.
Mind games and mental traps,
Creative plans, outlines, energy saps.
Snap free from invisible threads,
Clear the soul of dreadful dreads.
Knit a blanket and kneed some dough,
Pick up fallen branches, green grass to mow.
Launder clothes, wipe countertops,
Lighten steps, momentum hops,
From serious duty to menial tasks,
Mighty accomplishments, reality blasts.
From morning hopes to daily do,
A series of miracles the whole week through.
Collapse inevitable when limits reach,
We all need rest, the spiritual teach.
All in turn, in time, we find,
Racing faster, we’re further behind.
Mysterious God, Eternal out of Time
A Cosmic Wanderer, reason not the rhyme.
Human subjects we must follow along
Plan our best, sing life’s song.
When intent and outcome do not meet,
It’s best to accept and peacefully greet,
Imperfections, half-accomplished goals,
Hold us together, growing our souls.
A. K. Frailey is the author of 18 books, a teacher for 35 years, and a homeschooling mother of 8.
Make the most of life’s journey.
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