by Jay O'Toole
We live much of life amid unique choices. Joy is anchored in The One beyond our life.
"Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement.
One fails forward toward success."
C. S. Lewis
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen:
not only because I see it,
but because by it I see everything else."
C. S. Lewis
“I have come home at last!
This is my real country!
I belong here.
This is the land
I have been looking for all my life,
though I never knew it till now...
Come further up, come further in!”
― C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle
“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
These trees become grand silhouettes,
great arms, and feathery branches.
The light is lost as night is met
the need for darkness stanches.
We say, “Goodbye” as friendships fade
into the days now past us.
We hope our words were best obeyed
with memories held, not casted.
The night orbs burn with twinkling lights
the sun’s-light gracious gave them.
We thank the Lord, that hope still bites
through dourness of grave men.
The silhouettes become the place
for bright night lights to paint them.
A silvery glow now lights each face
as shadowed features acquaint them.
Naught left to see within the yard,
unlike Sir Carroll’s “muchness.”
My eyes do strain to see quite hard
of property’s new “lessness.”
by Jay O’Toole
on February 3rd, 2023
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