Linda Wood Rondeau

Snark & Sensibility

RESILIENCE
3/29/2020 1:00:00 AM by: LINDA WOOD RONDEAU


Photo by Simon Matzinger on Unsplash
 

INSPIRATION

Doubt, like tumbleweed,

  Ensnares the vision

  Resistance like friction

  Ignites

Not a cleansing blaze—rather raging insecurity 

Confidence flees

Flames frolic

 Laughing in false victory

Heaven’s manna rains

  The inferno extinguished

  Inspiration leaps reborn

 

And so goes the cycle…the idea erupts like a volcano, spilling hot energy across my mind…until I sit down to actually write. I suppose it’s akin to climbing a mountain…something else I’m inspired to do until I actually come face to face with the sheer magnitude of the height before me.

Inspiration may be the spark, but perspiration is what gets the job done…grit and determination…and yet another inspiration:

 

DETERMINATION

Consider the squirrel.

who scurries through snow-covered grass

gathering a winter supply

undeterred by chilly mornings

forages through autumn leaves   

The sparrow sleeps upon a branch

content within the fortress of his wings

shielded from the midnight rain

When morning breaks he sings his song

though none may hear its resonance

Even the slug continues on

his pace nearly stagnant

toward his mysterious destination 

Yet there is a scheme in his existence

If the Maker

created these so small

resilient to nature’s tempers

why do we worry 

when buffeted by the gale?

Are we not more than these?

ABOUT ME

Looking for something good to read? My specialty is inspirational fiction with characters who will inspire you with their grit and determination. For an overview of my books see https://lindarondeau.com/mybooks  or 

https://www.amazon.com/Linda-Wood-Rondeau/e/B006FNG1BI/

Here are two of my most recent books: A Christmas Prayer   and It Really IS a Wonderful Life

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