Saturday, 3 July 2010

Four Seasons


Springtime bursts upward
Flowering toward the sun
Revealing new life

Waves break across rocks
Tidal pools anticipate
Summer brings fresh hope

A spirit soars high
Tracing the downward spiral
Of leaves in autumn

Winter moon melting
Dreams of ancient history
I forget the past

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Anonymous said...

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.

When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand.

What we must realise is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on.

When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway); and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful words Kevin..

But to forget the past for me is something I cannot do YET. It's not about the mind, but the heart.. It's what we feel inside which cannot be controlled.. There are times when you really can cope with those suffering and down feeling but other times when it comes back haunting you again, you find yourself broken, hurt and miserable..

By the way your words help me to strengthen my broken soul and what i'm feeling just now. I printed it out and put it on my desk so that I can read it each time when I feel alone..

Thank you Kevin, you're a wonderful writer. I guess this verse sounds terrific because it's from your own heart and experience.

Love, Edlin

KW said...

Hi Anon .. At first this made me very sad to read .. I thought - if you are one person I would say, 'you are most welcome, if I have touched your life in a positive way and am your friend, then I am so very happy for the time we have had' .. but I also thought, if you are someone else, then I am still too hurt and not yet ready to accept the reason for the hurt you have caused me .. Then I thought of this verse from Ecclesiastes, "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven, a time to be born and a time to die .. I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live .." and remembered that I am entitled to the joy I can have while I am here, because this is the season for me to be repaid for the pain of th erevious season .. so, whoever you are, thank you for your words of wisdom, I will try to accept the lessons life brought me, and move on in happiness for us both .. Thanks ..


KW said...

Hi Edlin .. I guess I am not ready either, because I still think about and write about the past, and those who went out of their way to hurt me after I had given them so much love .. but I am trying very hard to forge a future with happiness and new life .. sometimes people do things that hurt us deeply - they often don't mean to, they are handling things the only way they know how .. we can only forgive in our hearts and hope it helps us to heal, and pray that they can find happiness too .. take comfort from the knowledge that you are doing your best to be a loving and caring person to those who matter, as I am .. you are a strong and thoughtful woman with a beautiful heart .. we will both survive and flourish ..

Talk soon .. Kx