acceptance of adversity

Knowledge Has Its Price

Written by Susan Noyes Anderson on . Posted in Life Lessons Poems, Spiritual Poems

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acceptance of adversity

The phone rings.
Innocence answers cheerfully,
vanishes on a sigh.

Lightning shouldn’t strike twice.
Children should be bulletproof.
Hasn’t the freight been paid
for this (and more) already?

There is no King’s Ex,
no Not It,
no fingers-crossed immunity.

No substitution or proxy.

Life happens, happens and happens.
Comes at you full force,
teeth exposed, jaws open.
Swallows you up, spits you out.
Takes another bite.

You can teach the Ninevites,
cling to the belly of the whale,
or swim free, wiser…

Ready to struggle,
capitulate,
embrace the process,
live in fear.
Repeat.

Humility. Submission. Acceptance.
(Jonah missed the message
in the end.)

Was taught again.
Again.

∞§∞

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
Proverbs 3:5

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