Posts Tagged ‘endure’

Bare Bones

Old ships die
In much the same way
As beached whales.





It hungers
For a bite of earth,
Mouth open.




In gray skies,
The things of God, still
Good as gold.


Bones – photo by Ron Jeffreys at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mhoUxLa/Old+Boat

Jaws – photo by Rudy Tiben at

Weatherproof – photo by 11010010 at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mJiVwh6/golden+angel+and+cloudy+sky


* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.





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Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,
As to be hated, needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.


photo by Crystal Woronuik at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nxwVPLA/Halloween+Pumpkin
Copyright ©2013 Crystal Woroniuk

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When trouble tills our garden with a woe
And rakes to rubbled ruin this earthly life,
It gives us no escape, no place to go,
And never asks permission for the strife.

The hand we’re dealt is never shuffled o’er;
The cards, when black, are still our cards to play.
They fall upon us till the light’s no more,
And in our blackened days we have no say.

Like Job, we’re urged to curse our God and die
For that which came our way without our will.
But greater than the greatest blight or cry,
There is a more important choice still –

Not in the bearing that which we endure,
But if we bear for God, remaining pure.


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2011.

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