As Idle as a painted ship, a jar, a pint, a Pinta, upon a painted ocean.

Author’s Note: Samuel Taylor Coleridge taught us hope springs from despair, that helplessness begets despair-ration. When we have stalled midway on a journey, Show charity toward others, have faith, for suddenly there is the wind of God.

Stuck? Can’t get going? Choose. Take one step. “Get busy living or get busy dying.” 🎶Momma said there’ll be days like this 🎶Such is life, such is being, such is promise, such is Love🎶Get up and go outside, don’t let the old man in🎶

Good advice sometimes comes from poetry, sometimes in song (Coleridge, Freeman, Shirelles, Denver, Eastwood), always from God, if you stand idle as that painted ship and listen carefully, you will hear His voice.

Tom Tenbrunsel

Poet Laureate of My Domain

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