Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sunday Scribblings - Observations

My Observations

On sharing...
I don't like sharing or revealing too much of myself.
If you really get to know me,
Who I am inside and out,
I may not be who you thought I was and
Become unworthy of your friendship.

and... I crave sharing and revealing myself.
My voice wants to come out in my writing, or in art.
If you knew the very heart of me,
What makes me tick, where I spring from,
You may understand, and possibly come to love our friendship.

On writing...
I study every word I write,
Deleting, revising, editing,
Just as I desire to edit every word I speak,
Making sure my words do not hurt, offend,
Or separate us as friends.

and... I write with abandon, seated at my desk,
Letting the words come freely.
Whatever thought springs into my heart, and into my mind
At that moment, flow uncensored onto the page.
Because of this, my friends will know, and see, me.

On faith...
I am hesitant to share my faith.
It offends some, it makes some wary,
It sets me up for failure.
My friends may despise my imperfections
And turn away from faith,
As a result of my failings.

and... I want so much to share my faith,
It sustains me, it changes me,
It brings me hope even when I fail.
My friends should have this too, a
Life sustaining faith that each of us is still God's own
If, and even when, we fail.

On me...
There are two opposing sides to me;
One based on insecurities,
The other based on freedom of my spirit.
I may be unique, but I doubt that.
The trick is to find the balance between
My obsessive observations and
Just being comfortable with who I am,
A human being, flawed,
Imperfect, but still loved and forgiven.

Just like my friends...

Copyright, Aug. 2008


Donna said...


gautami tripathy said...

Very well put...

Has anything changed?

mspennylane said...

Wow, I really love this. I wish I could write about myself in that way.

Just Joni said...

I dropped by to thank you for visiting me and I ended up lingering here on your lovely blog...learning about you, your trials, your faith...and I want to share that I think your writing is beautiful and I think it is unquestionable that it serves as a reflection of the beautiful person you are. I imagine that I will be drawn to your blog again (and again) as your words rested very comfortably in my heart.

I love the picture of when you were little at the top of your blog. My grandfather used to call me JoJo so it brought me a smile.

Do have a beautiful day ~

Devil Mood said...

I think you managed to express so many different sides to you in this well written piece.
I could also identify with most of what you wrote, it's a sign that you were being truly honest, I think.

The Feathered Nest said...

Such beautiful writing Nita Jo....thank you for visiting me and for your sweet comment ~ the little red shoe stays here...and my bears are finished if you want to see!! Wishing you a wonderful week, xxoo, Dawn

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I feel this way..xoxo Nita

Heather said...

you have a beautiful blog here, so nice to meet you~

Anonymous said...

Oh please don't edit yourself. Your true friends will accept you for who you really are.

What a wonderful and honest post this is.

Michele said...

Oops... I left the messg. above without leaving my name.