Yield Don’t Stop

May 6

 

 

Yield Don’t Stop

 

 

If I let amazement stop my progress I will become landlocked instead of becoming free.  Picture wagon wheels planted in Kansas when the destination had been California.  Yes, the plains are great, but if that was not my aim it is a far cry from heaven.  Arriving at any haven is tempting; when it crosses to captivating then to captivation, here is where the problem lay.  Steps six and seven changed me and this is good.  If I allow this to halt me this is disaster.  If the wheels fall off the wagon I walk.  If I grow too tired to walk I pant with my friends and we carry each other, we don’t stop.

 

 

 

 

Pickle the pretty fruit from your labors

 

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BRATZLOV

If all the world is a narrow bridge,

I must broaden my mind.

If all the doors are closed to the passage of a hallway,

I must exit through the window.

Never again can I stay and shelter

In a small and confining refuge

A womb is a place to come out

It is never a place of return.

I am not to seek overexposure

But I must ever widen the gate

The brave face I show is the gift of a tight world

Owning me for far too long.

Fear is never meant to be larger than life

And the world should never collapse

Around the sweetness of a smile

Today carries us.

Tomorrow draws us.

The world is a bridge.

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About Sherrie Theriault

Sherrie Theriault, writer and outsider artist lives in northwest New Jersey where she writes villain-free fiction for children and young adults, creates coloring books for all ages, writes daily inspiration books for the recovery community and has other works of collected poetry; also adult fiction. Books available on Amazon.com include the following: Cala Mae The Deep Dark Day In The Congenial Chronicles The Holland’s Adventure Fill Me In Fill Me In, Too Filled In Sober on the Way to Sane More Sober on the Way to Sane Lines from My Life More Lines from My Life On-Liners to Live By My Sponsor Said… Elissa: Queen of Carthage Was Love Lost Order of Protection The Story Precedes the Question Can You See? What the Birdies Told Me about You What the Birdies Told Me about You Coloring book The Enchanting Dog Sherrie’s books are available at Blue Stockings, Manhattan, NY, The Clinton Book Shoppe, Clinton, New Jersey, Giovanni’s Room, Philadelphia, PA, Easy Does It in Long Beach, CA and The Latest Thing in Costa Mesa, Ca. You can find Sherrie’s art work at Hang-Ups Gallery in Allentown, PA or online at: SerendipitousGallery.com Please feel free to contact her there if you have any questions.
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