Senseless

Fragments freshly landed
Flecks still floating down
My attention splintered between
Leaves me at a loss
Unable to make sense of it all
Like shreds of confetti
The floor of my life is now covered
But all I can do is stand staring at the mess
Unable to make a move
Weighed down by a paralyzed perspective

Presently Late

I can’t fathom the source of this wave
No memory of its origin
Never have I uttered a word to her
Yet her words came to me posthumously
It is wonder and mystery wrapped in tragedy
Seeking answers I unearthed questions
Looking for information I found emotion
Like a gnostic gospel
I was given pieces to a puzzle
But not enough to complete the picture

Gayle

I never knew you

Yet I depended on you

I don’t remember you

But I grew inside you

I didn’t know about the pain

I never lifted a finger

Prospects of completing the circle

Vanished one year ago

Little did I know

How odd

How much

It would hurt today

Wisdom in Proverbs

A few notable verses that I read while searching the Old Testament book of Proverbs for direction:

“For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.” Provers 2:6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all you ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.”
Proverbs 3:5-7

“My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.”
Proverbs 3:12

“My son, preserve sound judgement and discernment, do not let them out of your sight;”
Proverbs 3:21

“Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm.”
Proverbs 4:25, 26

“May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.”
Proverbs 5:18

“The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast. He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly.”
Proverbs 5:22, 23

“If you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth, then do this, my son, to free yourself; press your plea with your neighbor! Allow no sleep to your eyes, no slumber to your eyelids. Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare fo the fowler.”
Proverbs 6:2-5

“There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.”
Proverbs 6:16-19

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
Proverbs 9:10