Swagger and Gold

Sunday, November 08, 2015 9 Comments A + a -

Swagger and Gold

As I look over my life and pondered for a moment
I can see so much sorrow, despair, and lament
Sure I can pick to cry to all my heart's content
Or I can choose to get these things out my head

I prefer riddance or expulsion
I have no need to fret
There must be some good things
Waiting to come to me ahead

I can dream of miracles, shining stars, and happiness
I can be mysterious, yet happy like a princess
Joy, peace, and content, I want to express
With palms and wrists together, I pray for success

So here, I am Oh Lord with my swagger and gold
Looking up to you to greet you with my sobbing on hold
It's hard to bear these troubles, I need to be consoled
Beneath my smile and swaggers, I feel so cold and old


Oh well, just this week I went to court with my daughter. Next week, we will have another "trip" to the court. The troubles with my teen son and daughter are not over but at least they are staying home. Anyway, I got to do some fun things like going to my daughter's volleyball banquet in high school which also marks the end of the volleyball season in school. Her coach made a short speech about each girl and she said my daughter has two more years of playing for her so I assume my daughter will be in varsity again in junior and senior year. I also got to watch her twice practicing in volleyball club that started this week. So, all in all, I had an okay week.  There are moments that I feel down especially when I was in the court room, so the poem above is still fitting. 

Lord help us.

If you want some 12-word inspiration to write a post, check here. It is a stress reliever and it helped squeeze out some creative juices in me especially that I am feeling kinda dry these days. LOL. If you're silly like me, you can even look for an image too. I was really looking for a golden swagger to match my poem but what I found is a pizza background instead with "me" praying in front. 

Have a blessed Sunday.


Write comments
Old Egg
November 8, 2015 at 3:32:00 PM MST delete

Even princesses have their bad moments I think they are overrated! Time cures teenagers...eventually and hopefully they will remember your efforts later on! P.S You are not old compared with me!

November 8, 2015 at 7:33:00 PM MST delete

I hope you are right. This "time" surely is taking its time. :)

Jae Rose
November 9, 2015 at 5:29:00 AM MST delete

Sometimes it does indeed take divine inspiration to deal with the trials of life...at least you can write and share..and let's hope for better days

November 9, 2015 at 7:42:00 AM MST delete

Thanks, Jae. Praying helps take some load off and writing!

November 12, 2015 at 1:36:00 AM MST delete

Hi Carin! Thanks for joining OYGIF. Your post will be featured this weekend. Hope you could drop by.


I would love to read your comments.