Friday, July 8, 2016

five minute friday: build

When I was young I used to build
Great castles in the sky.
And no expense did I e'er spare - 
In pleasing my mind's eye.

When I grew some I tried to build
A lauded life for me.
But the foundation that I poured
I found vain and empty.

And now I've grown a little more
And start to understand
That building blocks of clouds and praise
Evade my feeble hand.

Instead I find life's building blocks
From humbler origins come -
They're hewn from giving up my life
And kept in place by love.


five minute friday: Writing for five minutes on a theme. Skip the edits. Skip the considerations. Just write. And post.

3 comments:

Mandy Baker Johnson said...

Beautifully expressed Sarah Jayne, love builds up. Thanks.

Rachel said...

It would be nice for me to be able to write like that after editing. :) Beautiful!

Jennifer Shehata said...

This is so beautiful. I'm building with different building blocks these days too. Visiting from fmf.