The cold wind whistles through the trees
Branches broken and bent
I long for summer breezes light
Under a canvas tent
Hot oppressive sidewalk heat
I wish for a log mountain cabin
Fires started by flint
The icy snow blocks my door
I need to vent
I dream of a party and friends
Joy and laughter
Stories and time spent
It’s crowded and disingenuous here
Loud and fake
Please get the hint
I need the ranch and horses
That’s what I meant
Feeding, Fixing, Folding gets old
The cows are up
Now my car has a dent
Europe is the life
Vacation forever, every day
Meeting a new lady and the gent
Homesick for familiar
I travel miles barely remembering
where I went
To my own house
To the ones I love
Learning to be content
kathleen whitten 11/19/2018 6:15 a.m.
Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment,