fear – haiku

white clouds and blue sky

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claws at your being

trying to pull you under

grips around your soul

62 thoughts on “fear – haiku

  1. There are days at a time when the pain/illness signals from the brain pound the primitive limbic system into fear mode. Although those messages were designed originally to save our lives, chronic illness is at a loss to interrupt the constant frantic information we receive. There are other days, when I have created the space to observe my body in quiet reflection.Only then can I bring love into the equation of being human. The human experience is on offer to grow love through any of life’s challenges. But in my garden too often weeds crowd out growth and I choke in fear. Here’s to cultivating the seeds of love as spring unfolds.

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      • Thank you kind lady, and feel free to take a picture. It was a burst from inside, God must have had something to say ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹
        Going…well, going as we all do, one step at a time. And today is one of our local markets so I’m sick of being stuffed inside so I’m going for a wander to find my home made jam lady who has the most beautiful lemon spread. Mind you she hooked me on her passion fruit spread and Mango Chutney as well. She has three, 8 foot tables packed with every jam and spread known to man…all loaded with sugar of course…but hey, we only live once. Well, now anyway πŸ˜‚ 🀣
        Hope you are well too kind lady, if not a shot of love coming your way to just let you breath, even if just for a week or so πŸ˜€ ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

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      • Oh my goodness, I hope your walk brought you to her table and you were able to bring home many delights!!! She sounds like a fruit artist!!!!
        God bless you Mark and your very kind, thoughtful, insightful words…………blessings each and every word!!!

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      • I got eight jars of jam/spread. Two for the lovely 95 old lady behind me (it was my fault, I told her about the spread and I could see she was salivating thinking about it 🀣), two for my mom (same reason πŸ˜‚), and the other four was a selection to keep me in sugar hits occasionally, (when/if I ever run out of chocolate πŸ˜‚ 🀣).
        Actually that’s a lie, I keep talking about chocolate but I’ve only had one piece since the end of last year when I had my ‘event’. I think it’s like an addict and the mind is fixed on that next hit lol 🀣
        Actually I shouldn’t laugh about that, it would be a terror in all its ways regardless of the ‘habits’ we all have. They test us severely to find that inner heart locked away…but…that has purpose indeed. It changes us…beautifully…forever ❀️ πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ¦‹

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  2. Fear can get its claws in a vice like grip, but love will never allow our souls to be shredded.
    Standing with you dear Wendi. Hold strong and know love has got this battle.

    Lots of love my friend.β€οΈπŸ’•β€οΈ

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  3. Thank you for sharing!!… what a wonderful surprise!!… do hope all is well in your part of the universe!… as Roy Bennett said; β€œDon’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” ( Roy T. Bennett )… πŸ™‚

    Until we meet again..
    May the love that you give
    Always return to you,
    That family and friends are many
    And always remain true,
    May your mind only know peace
    No suffering or strife,
    May your spirit only know love and happiness
    On your journey through life.
    (Larry β€œDutch” Woller)

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  4. So powerful in it’s truth. It is a place of fear we all are living in now. I am not a big fan of what awaits behind these corners of the 21st century. I have God by my side and that surrounds me in courage and peace of mind. Hope you and your family are doing okay. Stay safe out there Wendi, I am keeping you all in my prayers.

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    • Thank you so very much………your kindness in this crazy world is absolutely refreshing……..I have prayed over your household this afternoon, may your week be blessed.


  5. Dear Wendi,
    This is such a perfect description of how fear creeps and grips our souls. Oh, how I pray that we could see how much stronger Jesus is than every tendril that has wound itself around us. Thank you for sharing this true word picture. I am praying for you tonight, dear friend, even as I am so grateful for all of your prayers too.

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