A Simile Of Me and Life in Metaphor
©By Pamela Jane Tennant
(An Iambic Pentameter Shakespearean Sonnet)
I'm like the zephyr on a new spring day
flowing through life in gentle joy and peace,
whilst being blessed by those who come my way
stilling for a while in the storms' caprice.
Tornadic winds funnel through, to destroy
But my Maker hides me in His Refuge!
So I am snuggled safely, from it's ploy
Unharmed by the debris of its deluge.
Behind darkened clouds, shines golden the sun
Ever there to dry, warm, and give it's light--
Reminder of a greater type of "Son",
In Whom all can shelter from each storm's fright.
I am like the zephyr on a new Spring day
Breezing through this life's intricate ballet.
(May all be blessed by the music of the
winds of life and the joy of it's dance...)
Hello :) My name is Pami and I'm a food addict and emotional eater.
I wrote this poem during a time of great stress and struggle. At my lowest ebb the Lord put these thoughts in my heat and they filtered down to my heart, then absorbed by and forever written into my spirit. We can choose to be a victim or we can choose to be an overcomer. The secret to life is the power to choose and to know that you are in control of your own life and decisions. No, it doesn't come easy, but the fight makes you strong, which is good, because the battles never get any easier. I choose every day to be an overcomer. I don't worry about tomorrow. I just do everything I can to make TODAY count, and to do everything just the way I'm supposed to and just the way I've pledged to myself to. I don't say "Oh well, if I slip up, I can make it up tomorrow." Because there may not be a tomorrow. I don't want to give myself a cushion to fall back on, because in my case, the cushion is very comfortable and I may end up staying on it.
Today I choose to get up with a prayer and smile in my heart.
Today I choose to eat a healthy breakfast.
Today I choose to stretch all my muscles.
Today I choose to walk at least 30 minutes.
Today I choose to exercise each portion of my body.
Today I choose to have a healthy lunch.
Today I choose to not eat junk or fast, fried or fatty food.
Today I choose to have five helpings of fruit and five helpings of veggies.
Today I choose to drink 104 ounces of water.
Today I choose to be true to my commitments and pledges.
Today I choose right living!
©By Pamela Jane Tennant
You can soar to new heights
Make your dreams reality
Focus not on the dark past
But the now, and future to be.
Kick all dogs to the curb
Yapping, biting mongrels all
Toss away all heavy baggage
Listen to Hope's yearning call.
Feast not on wretched remains,
Or sour dregs from bitter wine--
Only the fresh fruit of God's grace
Abundant on Heaven's sweet Vine.
Let not pain or disappointment
Bog you down in stagnant waters
For even in this world's chaos
We are yet His son's and daughters!
So spread your arms and soar
Freely 'neath His covering wings--
With God all things are possible
In the deliverance His love brings.
Addictions and Benedictions
By Pamela Jane Tennant
I want to smoke
to inhale the seductive poisons.
Though it makes me choke
wheeze and gasp for air--
I want to smoke.
But. I want to live more
to breathe in clean air
when I walk out my door--
So I don't, I want to breathe.
Yes, I want to live more.
it used to all be so easy.
I can't walk a yard--
without crippling pain -- yes
So It takes all day
to do just one or two things
and fatigue has its way--
I do what I can, even if...
it takes me all day.
Now, nothing worthwhile
ever comes to us effortlessly--
That's not God's style.
Enduring makes us strong,
all trials worthwhile.
It is a fight --
A choice to be made,
wrong or right;
everyday to be master or slave
It is a God fight!
Because of Him...
I won't give in to addiction
and I won't give into the pain.
I will not give in to dereliction
of flesh's affliction over my will
I won't give in to addiction--
Because of Jesus...
I am master of my body
God is Master of heart and soul
I won't allow my choices to steal His glory
His love is the only key
Unlocking the chains of slavery.
I seek out God in all my choices
His wisdom is paramount, and
I'll not join in all the sad voices...
I will choose serenity not anxiety
My heart and soul rejoices--
Another thing I have found,
emotions and 'feelings'
betray, muddle and confound.
Profound thought to be used instead
Or so I have found.
~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~
Each addiction is victory awaiting
Every pain, a blessing in disguise
Trials of tears and fears abating
as the veils are lifted from my eyes.
Every trial is a victory awaiting!
What the mind believes, the body receives! We
do not have to let our bodies and its desires
rule our lives and make us miserable. I've been
fighting to understand this in both heart and mind
all my life, and I have finally figured it out. I just
hope it's not to late for me to enjoy! Viva La Logic!