Five Minute Friday — Beyond

Somewhere over the rainbow

Beyond my fondest dreams

Above and beyond

What is beyond?

Do I get trapped by thinking beyond

beyond now

beyond today

until ———now is so hazy

that it is discounted,, short changed and overlooked?


When now is all I have;

there are no guarantees of beyond.

Planning is good,

being prepared brings peace

but living beyond isn’t real.

It’s a fairy tale

in which we create our own endings;

and when the real doesn’t match the imagined.

We are disappointed, unsatisfied and discontent with the real,

with the now

with what I actually have.

We have been  told and it is true:

This is the day which the LORD hath made;

we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalms 118:24

Gypsy Mama says “. . . just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.”  I had a real hard time with that today. Forgive my stumbling ideas and fingers.

Published in: on October 21, 2011 at 11:51 pm  Comments (5)  

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  1. Nice! Thanks for writing for the five minute Friday! I enjoyed your blog!

  2. Oh, my … thank you for the reminder. Your fingers may have been stumbling, but they found words that reached me.

    Interesting that “beyond” triggered Judy Garland for both of us!

  3. The rainbow. . . the covenant. . God’s promises. . . we can get trapped by trying to manipulate our own futures. . striving and envying and dwelling. . but in the end. . . the real beyond. . He is waiting for us and His promises never change. That is why I love the rainbow.
    Beautiful, honest words here Leslie.

  4. Interesting thoughts. I like how we all look at everything just a little bit differently! (And I love Judy Garland!)

  5. a really good point I hope you inspire many people with your post.

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