It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Chapter 9, Page 20, Book 12



Autumn is full of leave-taking.

 Mary Webb

TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF

OUT WITH THE OLD

Last Week I threw out WORRYING,
It was getting old and in the way.
It kept me from being me,
I couldn't do things my way.
I threw out those inhibitions,
They were just crowding me out.
Made room for my New Growth,
Got rid of my old dreams and doubts.

I threw out a book on MY PAST
(didn't have time to read it anyway).
Replaced it with New Goals,
Started reading it today.
I threw out childhood toys
(remember how I treasured them so)?
Got me a NEW PHILOSOPHY too,
Threw out the one from long ago.

Bought in some new books too,
Called I CAN, I WILL, and I MUST.
Threw out I might, I think and I ought.
WOW, You should've seen the dust.
I ran across an OLD FRIEND,
Haven't seen him in a while.
I believe his name is GOD,
Yes, I really like His style.

He helped me to do some cleaning
And added some thing's Himself.
Like PRAYER, HOPE and FAITH,
Yes I placed them right on the shelf.
I picked up this special thing
And placed it at the front door.
I FOUND IT - its called PEACE.
Nothing gets me down anymore.

Yes, I've got my house looking nice.
Looks good around the place.
For things like Worry and Trouble
There just isn't any place.
Its good to do a little house cleaning,
Get rid of the old things on the shelf.
It sure makes things brighter,
Maybe you should TRY IT YOURSELF.


Author Unknown

5 comments:

linda m said...

Excellent blog today.

jack69 said...

I think I will try it myself. Great poem with so much meaning.

Love you lady and hope all is well. A beautiful day in the Pennsylvania farm lands.

grammy said...

Lovely!
By the way.... why did you sell the camper. I thought you really loved it?

Chatty Crone said...

I like that poem I don't think I have ever heard it - but it has great words.

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Excellent!