~ That's what they mean ~

To every cloud there’s a silver lining
and each bird brings a measure of hope
so turn your weary eyes skyward
when you feel you can no longer cope

Just take a breath of fresh air
at the start of another day
for you’ll find peace and faith there
and that’s what they mean by pray

adgray©2008

Inspired by the gorgeous shot of Heaven by the tallented Mr Nicholas Avarre

Thank you Nicholas! ♥

Happy Bubbling!!
Chookas! ♥

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*When I was a Cub Akela One of my duties was to instruct youth [aged 7-11] about “Faith” Scouting is nondenominational as such but all members are meant to have faith in a higher power. Try to explain to an easily bored 9yo boy the meaning of faith <)
I decided the easiest way was to ask them to all close their eyes and take a deep breath then let it out. Then with their eyes still shut one by one tell me one thing that they had done and were caught out and punished for. Each child did. And I then asked them if they had decided to not do that again. The answers were unimportant the exercise was to have them discover faith.
I then said
“Now open your eyes. There see the world didn’t explode because you made a mistake. Having faith is knowing that the whole world isn’t relying on you to be perfect but to just do your best at trying to be good and trusting that if you make a mistake you can correct it without the whole world coming crashing down. Having faith means you can stop and change your ideas from the wrong track to the right track as many times as it takes and the sun will always come up tomorrow.”

I was so grateful that they got it!
But this poem says it easier.

Thank you for reading my words.
Keep Happy! :O)
Chookas!* X♥X

*OH MY!!!!
I was Featured in the Bubble Writing Pages!!
♥☼ Thank you All very Very VERY Much!!!! ☼♥

Chookas!* x♥X☼X♥x

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adgray is a writer and a poet
- telling stories all her life,
- writing them down once she learnt how
“Scribbling! Always scribling!”
… and no there was nothing to be done about it!
Her poetry came later when the gift found her to be a ZETE segue (Zographonic Extemporanious Treatise Ekphrasis)
At times she can go into a trance-like state as poetry flows through her to the page and screen
Thank you for coming to read my words! ~ adgray~

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Comments

  • binjy
    binjyalmost 6 years ago

    I love that……… and your story :)

  • Thank you Binjy
    Chookas! X♥X

    – adgray

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellalmost 6 years ago

    Good go, and great teaching perhaps we all could learn a bit.

  • Fankoo Mary :O)
    We are never too old to learn! The moment we stop learning is the moment we die … and then we learn how to do that!
    Keep Happy! :O)
    Chookas! X♥X

    – adgray

  • Miri
    Mirialmost 6 years ago

    lovely words Alyssa & many congrats on making the front page :-)
    happy dance away!!!

  • :O) I’m still dancing :O)
    Well inside I am! <)
    As I always say … Keep Happy! :O)
    Chookas! X♥X

    – adgray

  • PJ Ryan
    PJ Ryanalmost 6 years ago

    how beautiful ..

    i’m a big believer in universal energy .. and so this makes me smile xx

  • Universal Energy – Power, Love, Creativity, Forces … all way beyond mere mortal control! and we are fools to think we can command it! we are only fortunate to tap into it when we can and thereby duty bound to facilitate it’s segue to others!
    Smile often & Keep Happy! :O)
    Chookas! X♥X

    – adgray

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omaralmost 6 years ago

    Alyssa, Absolutely beautiful!!!! Hugs, Sally xxxxxxoooooo

    Definite fav!!!!!!!

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 6 years ago

    fantastic piece, well done,dawnx

  • Suzanne German
    Suzanne Germanalmost 6 years ago

    Gotta say – I love this one – truly! a favourite!

  • Warrior
    Warrioralmost 6 years ago

    cool !!

  • Ben R
    Ben Ralmost 6 years ago

    oh i love it :) such beautiful words..and the explanation behind them is so touching!

  • sherriej
    sherriejalmost 6 years ago

    wow,I woke up with a crappy attitude this morning ,checked my bubble mail and out of the middle of the list ,i picked this one first for some reason?
    I think my day will look better,thank you. seriously .

  • Wow! Thank you for such a compliment!
    Many a day I have looked to the skies when I have needed energy and tollerance to endure what life is throwing at me.
    Thank you for attributing a change of attitude to reading my words! I feel truely humbled at such an honour. Look Up and smile from now on & strength will come your way! ♥
    Keep Happy! :O) [it annoys the B#@*tds!] :O)
    Chookas! X♥X

    – adgray

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