Out Standing In My Field

May 11




Out Standing in My Field




Trying to remove expectations is like trying to unseed a field; it is damn near impossible until something crops up, though when it does I must act swiftly lest things take root.  Tedious as it is, weeding the fields of unreasonable expectancy saves me from so much frustration later on.  I don’t recognize it, but expectations are like little dictators forever ruling me; leaving no room for G-d or direction, not to mention flexibility or change.  Tap roots dive for the vein and my life depends on fleet elimination of unsuitable desire.  I can want. I can strive.  I can not leave expectations to grow in my garden.






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Stretching is not equivalent to change

Limbering is nice

And warms the muscles, body and soul.

Over-reaching, over-compensation is trauma

It distorts the symmetry

And breeds erroneous thinking.

Extension beyond the bounds sets me up for a fall

I misinterpret touching with finger tips

With a firm and able grasp.

I don’t step forward because I believe

I have a hand on things

Failing to see how this is different from an embrace.

The sinew tears

And the fabric of life is destroyed

I lean forward but I go nowhere.


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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