Tuesday, May 13, 2008

stampede


photo & poetry prompt found here:

the stampeding herd storms
across the landscape of my mind
hurry up!
get it right!
don’t stop!
know it all!
you don’t know anything!
it’s all your fault!
it’s all their fault!
anger
judgment
resentment
each pushing to take the lead
but…
humility quietly presses ahead
slowly
steadily
gently
humility comes alongside with
steady plodding steps
be still and know that I am God
be still and know that I am
be still and know
be still
…and then the stampede stops

6 comments:

Tess said...

I love the way you use this to examine your internal landscape. Be still indeed.

lucy said...

thanks, tess. internal/external...the metaphors abound!

Abbey of the Arts said...

Yes, me too, I agree with Tess. This is a wonderful inward journey showing the movement from one kind of landscape to an entirely new one. Thanks for your contribution lucy! love you!

SUNRISE SISTER said...

Slowly, steadfastly,
Plod, plod, plod -
Poetically, mysteriously
We're lead to our God

Your writing is very special and touches many of us in unexpected ways. Keep up the great work!

xoxox

MS said...

Lots of pastures in our neighborhood are home to at least one donkey amongst the cattle. Local wisdom has it that burros are very effective as guards against coyotes here, too. Supposedly, burros are aggressive toward predators and have a wicked bite! I haven't verified that personally. Seeing a donkey amidst a herd of cattle sort of brings to mind the Sesame Street song "One of these things is not like the others..." Ditto with the sheep in your photo.

--Marilyn

lucy said...

C--thank you for the inspiration with your great photo. also, this is what popped out when i read the word "ego" at your site.

SS--you are quite the poet! thank you for the encouragement!!

marilyn--it is so interesting to hear of the donekys/burros in the fields. i was just getting used to llamas being the protectors around here. i wonder if the burrow knows she's "not like the others"?

thank you all for stopping by and letting me know what's on your mind! i love it!!! xxooxooxo