Monthly Archives: September 2014


As I view the dark clouds being carried in by the wind

I wonder what distant lands they traversed

Which fish lost some of its home

Who’s shade they provided from the sun’s rays

How pure they must have been in the beginning

Before existence filled them with unasked for duties

How heavy they look now, filled with burdens

Grumbling, it seems, as they enter in

Their strength must have shattered, or pride laid to the side

As their burdens begin to fall

What a gift their tears are, to all who catch them

Such a sacrifice, to carry pain, in order to give


“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind.” – Job 12:7-10