Blinded by Insight (C)

To be insightful means to intuitively grasp things - an "aha!" moment!

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I am a member of the church of Christ. I have been writing things since I was little. Some have been printed, some posted. I write to teach or encourage; to blow off steam; and for fun! I had my own motorcycle in my 40s; I was a bluegrass music DJ for about 13 years; I've performed some. I am a member of the NRA. In 2003 (age 59), I became high partial legally blind; in 2005, I had to get hearing aids! Franklin Field said: "Poor eyes limit your sight; poor vision limits your deeds". And no kidding, the picture was made April, 2012!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

I'LL BE THE CHANGE

I may not climb a mountain,
or run a marathon.
My talking is a stutter.
No prize I've ever won.
But I'll be a good influence.
Smiles I'll freely give.
Maybe I'll cheer another
Give help, give hope to live.

My talent is not walking.
I cannot drive a car.
But crawling is still moving.
I struggle yet I'll go far.
But I'll be a good influence.
Smiles I'll freely give.
Maybe I'll cheer another
Give help, give hope to live.

But I can write a letter.
or a poem to one who's torn.
Sunshine to the troubled
Peace to one who mourns.
I'll be a good influence.
Smiles I'll freely give.
Maybe I'll cheer another
Give help, give hope to live.

I'm only one but I'll help arrange
A sad one's life that's fraught with pain.
A brighter heart no longer strange.
I'll be the change.

~ Second draft, written by Netagene in about 30 minutes, midnight - 12:35am, February 8, 2018. I recently read something about "be the change" ... Sometimes all it takes is a smile or a kind word to help someone "change", to help them turn their life around to the sun, to the SON. That was my intention in this ... but it took on a life of its own when I started writing it! ~

FREELY GIVE

Jacob's family left Egypt a long time ago.
Brought with them silver and gold.
Thankful for freedom, they gave willingly (Exodus 25:1-2; 36:3)
For God's Tent as they watched it unfold.

Christ willing left Heaven, descended to us.
Deity leaving His Throne.
Suffering Savior who loves lowly me,
Gave of Himself all alone.

God blesses me daily. I'm rich in all things.
Forgiveness of sins through His Son.
No tithing for me. I give willingly
So the rest of the World can be won.

Chorus:
Freely give (freely give), willingly (willingly)
From our glad hearts, cheerfully (cheerfully.
God loves us (God loves me) as we love Him.
Freely give ourselves – to – Him.

~ Rough draft written by Netagene, February 7, 2018. Someone on the Facebook wall for church of Christ hymnody wrote that the church needed more songs about the contribution. In the Bible class where I worship, we had recently been studying in Exodus, so that was on my mind. Hopefully someone will write a tune for this. ~

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

BIBLE KNOWLEDGE

You've read the Bible and you know that it's true.
You actually acknowledged it so.
God will hold you liable to what's written there.
Why not obey rather than letting it go?

God lets you decide whose side you're on.
If not His side, what's left then?
You say you're with God and some time you'll choose ...
You'll obey Him ... but when?

Even Jesus doesn't know the day or the hour,
When the mighty trumpets will sound.
Goats on the left and sheep on the right.
On which side will you be found?

Be washed now. Stay faithful, too.
Don't wait another day.
Will your name be there in the Lamb's Book of Life?
It will be, if you obey.

~ written by Netagene, December 18, 2017
"You've read the Bible and you know its true, because you actually acknowledged it as so, but because you really don't think God will hold you liable and you let it go, what's left then?"... written by Debbie Clausen-Guinn on Facebook, Monday, December 18. Her lines just "sang" to me!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

HOARY

Bless the one with hoary head
A sign of passing years
Those who walk with halting gait
Have endured much love and tears.

Respect the one with hoary head
Hear wisdom learned with time
Aged men and women
Are like gold that's been refined.

The example of these white-hairs ones
Who are in the Good Shepherd's fold
Looking for a city where we'll never grow old.

~ by Netagene, December 23,2017 ... This is momentarily my "working" copy, though I've already posted it to Facebook.

YARN for ME!

YARN FOR ME
this holidee
Brings smiles and lots of good cheer!
Red, white, and green,
all colors between
Are welcome all through the year!

Patterns galore!
I find many more!
Yet when will I have the time?
Thin yarn or thick,
Whate'er'll do the trick,
Expensive or bought for a dime!

Gotta use what I've got --
Whether passe’ or "hot".
Need another house for all of my stash!
So whatever the date,
more yarn can wait.
Just don't dump my yarn in the trash!

Written by Netagene, December 16, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017

WEATHER'z COLDz

Doncha knowz
my toez froze.
I need long hoze
And more warm clothez.
And O! my noze!
I don't like snowz and
Sparkly ice showz.
Strong wind blowz
Like glacial flowz.
Not what I choze.
Kidz aroze for
Snowball throwz.
I'm in winter'z throez coz
Too many woez.
That's how things goez.
I just suppoze
In the midst of thoze
I finally aroze,
Grabbed my pillowz.
Shhh! Nobody knowz!
That's my proze.
I wanta dozzzzzze ...
Zzzzzzzz

~ written by Netagene, off and on Sunday, December 10, 2017. The words in DejaVu Serif Italic adapted from an addition by Joyce Brumbeloe, Monday, December 11, 5pm.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Through a Dim Glass

THROUGH A DIM GLASS

The older I get,
The denser I see,
As if through a scrim,
Opaquely.

Some things that I know
Now seem as a shade.
Thick, grey-white fog ...
Synapses delayed.

Faithful through life,
But sometimes I slide.
Repent ... I'm forgiven.
From God, I can't hide.

Still I have hope,
Though curtain was hung.
Love everlasting.
Heaven's begun!

Through a dim glass ...
Window between --- 
Faith, hope, and love ---
My life is now clean. 

The older I am,
The closer I'll be
To heavenly rest,
Eternally.

by Netagene, October 10-11, 2017. This is my “working” copy, even though I already posted it on Facebook like this. Maybe it's complete. ... I've read that forgetting and misplacing things and sometimes being slow to find words is nothing to worry about, that the problems (such as senility, Alzheimer's, whatever) arise when a person forgets what something is for.

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