02 February 2014

Surprises

File:Even under the snow they live on.jpg
snowdrops in late winter


Falling tops my list:
The slow motion and broken teeth of it
More carefulness after and bills for reconstruction

Next are rear-end collisions:
I draw them like magnets BANG 
And pay with nerve damage after

Revelations follow:
Learning that God is on the cross
And doesn’t cause but feels pain

Gods are always hungry:
Our God is hungrier to manifest
And visits often to see us in action

Winter to spring, too, always
Astonishes, the melting mercy and
Softness with scents of flowers


Posted at Poets United Poetry Pantry #187.

Copyright © 2014 S.L.Chast

18 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i am glad your god was with you in your fall...
and that you are ok...and learning things from it...smiles...
thank goodness for mercies, my friend.

Robert Bourne said...

life is one continuous lesson... sometimes God let's us learn the hard way... or maybe just scares us a little to get our attention...

rudyan said...

I'm not that fond of falling myself, or collisions - ouch! Love the way you ended the poem, winter to spring always astonishes, yes...

Mary said...

I think falls can be humbling experiences. We realize our vulnerabilities. I like thinking about the turn from winter to spring, and I hope that it will happen here too.

humbird said...

Hope, Susan, you're doing fine...with all these 'surprises' and revelations...My grandma always said: 'Let god scares us, but not punishes. ' ~ Love ~ To spring flowers! :)x

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I, too, am very glad you weathered your fall with nothing broken. Ouch. I love the "melting mercy" of late winter flowers........

Myrna R. said...

So glad you're not seriously hurt. There are lessons everywhere and in everything. When we fall or crash, that's when they're most abundant. Still, I hate learning that way. Take care.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Hope you are ok Susan---I hate falling--and I expect that I will fear it as I grow older--smiles and hugs to you

Grace said...

I am a bit clumsy myself & have to be careful specially when going up and down ~ I like that hungry God & His melting mercy ~ Hope you feel better ~

kaykuala said...

The revelation and the awareness are what many missed out. Those who are aware are always positive in their attitudes. Nicely Susan!

Hank

Kay L. Davies said...

Snowdrops! Wow. I was visiting my family at the coast last week and it was positively balmy. Out here on the prairie, no one plants anything until May 24.
But your accident-proneness...how awful! I'm the same way but only on foot, not in a car. I don't drive in the winter out here, though. I can see my husband's car from my computer chair, and I know there is ice under that snow. I've slipped on it, and I could see it through the window when his car removed the top layer of snow. Scary!
What are we to do with you, however? I guess prayer and meditation are better tools than most.
Luv, K

Mama Zen said...

This is really incredible, Susan.

Vandana Sharma said...

lets usher in spring now.....

a good atheist said...

ouch! Glad you're ok!

Sam Edge Author said...

I love the images wit the picture of the life poking out through snow

Bing Yap said...

The broken part of it makes me think “ouch!”

Mary said...

Comment #2: How frightening to fall, Susan. I do hope you are feeling better today!

howanxious said...

Those falls can be painful. Hope it didn't hurt you much.
I loved the last three lines of transformation... well-penned. :-)
-HA