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Fairytale Fishing / A Haiku (WC 49) written by RL Brown

Excerpt from My Grand is an Alien

Acrylic Pointing by RL Brown
Just Grand, Gramps, and me-
There’s no carrying large totes,
no buckets, no boats.

A pole in each hand
Crickets wait by the pondbank.
Gramps catches our bait.

Nibble, then a tug.
Fishermen feel the line and-
wait to jerk the hook,

-then reels-in a big fat brim.  

Every Once in a While-

Willow Creek State Park Photo: RLBrown

Inspiration hits!

A desire is lit

to convey a message

deep within one’s soul.

Every Once in a While

Misery accompanies loss.

Difficulties attack.

Hurt strikes deep.

Disappointments mellow the soul.

Every Once in a while

Love overwhelms!

Satisfaction reigns!

Memories comfort!

Friends appear-

Sadness disappears.

A face-to-face connects the soul.

Every once in a while we grasp…

…that discerned truth divides the soul and spirit

…the sameness of God’s impossibilities and unchangeable nature.

…the revelation of our salvation in the depths of our soul.

…the depth and breath of God.

…assurance of hope seen.

..the rallying cry of faith.

…and hear the tongue of a doubled-minded man

and your soul knows it very well.

Every once in a while…

Endurance is perfected

Wisdom is perceived

Faith is steadied.

Peace settles within.