past in New Zealand, as in many countries I guess, it has not been the
right thing for a real man to be seen to be writing poetry,
(except perhaps when trying to woo a lady!) so most of us havent.
I cant say that over the years I ever really had the inclination
either, except for a couple of moments of weakness when I
was really feeling down and rhyming lines came into my mind.
however at the dawn of the new millennium. I remember well, sitting at
my computer, when the radical rhymes just flowing from my mind, through
the keyboard and, almost magically it seemed, appearing on the screen.
God was releasing a whole new dimension in my life. He never ceases to
amaze me! It was the last thing I would have thought of doing myself!
I have had lots of fun doing them, from time to time as the inspiration
hits. Most take about a day to complete 10% inspiration and 90%
perspiration, as is the rule in most things of life. I trust you may also
derive a little pleasure from reading them too!
The weather has changed.....
THE CROOK CHOOK!
A meal gone wrong
The title says it all! Deadline approaches!
LIFE IS FUN
Depression and loneliness are big problems today.
DAY COMES, DAYS GO.....
Time speeding up?
What is your lifes mission?
Two major earthquakes in 17 days.
Words are both fun and meaningful.
All too often we don't consider the long term consequences of our choices in life.
MY MUM IS 90!
The celebration of a monumental milestone in our family took place this weekend!
LOST AND FOUND
The big '0'
Not the band!
What is our priority?
CAN YOU WAIT?
Patience is a virtue
Today's choices affect our eternal destiny.
TO GO OR TO STAY?
Know not to outstay our welcome.
Nothing to write!
What to write?
Life's choices have consequences.
A look ahead.
The clock stops for no man - or woman!
Playing with words.
WHAT 2 WRITE?
Sometimes writing is not easy!
A story of waiting patiently for the Lord to act.
Not a good one!
Brain getting rusty!
We are not too keen on this in today's world!
Death and grieving are part of life.
What lies ahead in your life?
YES IT'S TRUE, GOD LOVES YOU!
An ode to those in ministry. (That's all of us!)
Of David (Tait) A cry of despair, trust and victory, during a time of difficulty in life.
How can the bumble bee fly?
LIFE'S ROSES AND THORNS
Life is a challenge.
Have run out of ideas!
IN A HURRY!
In too much of a hurry?
LORD - HELP ME!
In difficult times we need to let the Lord have his way in our life!
NOT SURE I WANT TO GO TO HEAVEN ANY MORE!
... if it's going to be like the church on earth!
... inspiration will come.
... comes but once a year
It's funny how!
MUSING ABOUT MUSING
Musing can be hard work!
Words ending in...
A DAVID MUSING
A MATTER OF TIME
A valuable commodity
A MINUTE IS A LONG TIME IN GOD
If we are listening.
ON THE WAY - NEARLY!
So much to do at the last minute.
Learning to trust the Lord.
WHEN BAD THINGS ARE GOOD
Something to remember when things go wrong.
A friend dies of cancer.
A challenge to us all!
In the journey of life.
DAYS OF ‘CHUNDER’!
36 long hours sailing upon the ocean.
A tribute to Kathy – my first poem ever!
BODY ‘Not So’ BEAUTIFUL?
The ravages of time strike us all.
LIFE WITH THE WIFE
Could fill the book! Abridged version.
YOU’RE STILL THERE
Even when the going’s tough!
DRIPS AND DROPS
A lesson from nature.
A very private matter – all is revealed!
Slowed to a walk to learn this lesson.
GOD IS GOOD!
A tribute to my Dad.
ON THE RUN
Knew runners were mad? This proves it!
THE SHEEP AND THE GOAT!
All in the day’s work of a writer.
LIFE’S A LAWNMOWER, MATE!
The story of our family – warts and all!
SEVEN TIMES SHED FOR ME
What my Jesus did for me.
TO BEARD OR NOT TO BEARD?
The saga of the whiskers.
A GOOD MAN GOES TO HEAVEN?
A FRIEND IS THERE
In a time of need.
A little about the unique mind of David.
This poem was 2 years in the writing! The inspiration came, half was written, then I got busy on other things! In the last day or two I have had some spare time, so thought to finish it. (Actually I have had more spare time during the two years but never quite got 'a round tuit'!) I hope the result is worth waiting for!
The other day I met with a bumble bee,
The two of us together, just him and me.
I asked, "How are you, my high flying friend,”
As our way down the road, we did gently wend.
“A ‘box of buzzes’ " said Mr Bumble, rumbling along,
In the prime of life - yes, a bee so buzzingly strong.
“I'm on the way to the garden down the road,
Plentiful pollen there, will get me a load.”
“For I’m a worker bee you see,
One of many, in our big family,
We have a purpose for which to live,
Honey aplenty, to our hive, to give.”
“Your life is a fulfilled one then,
A privilege not given many men.”
“I guess it is, in following family tradition,
Feeding the hungry hive’s a real mission.”
“I learned what to do from my brother,
The Queen you know, is our mother,
It was Jimmy who taught me how to fly,
Led by example, encouraged me to try.”
“But soon flight, I did learn to master,
With practice, went faster and faster.
Till now I’m known as the ‘brmm-brmm bee,’
Always winning the race to the cherry tree.”
“Of course, you know you can’t really fly!” I rashly said,
As diplomatic as taking a sledgehammer to his head!
“For the ‘Laws of Aerodynamics’ you know,
State that ‘up in the air,’ you cannot go.”
‘Your shapes all wrong
To push you along!
Your body’s far too big!
Ever seen a flying pig?’
In full swing now, big in my bumble bee knowledge,
Intensively learned during five full years of college.
“Your little wings wear out beating ten thousand times a minute,
Therefore your life span is only sixty days – at the very limit!”
Was somewhat surprised at my clever words’ effect,
For these, I thought, he would automatically reject.
But to take on board my knowledge, he did elect,
My erudite words, to him they did only deject!
“You humans are simply so superior
Us bumbling bees, greatly inferior!
You know more about me than I do!
So what you say, must surely be true.”
“It's true then! I can’t really fly?
Yes, about to fall from the sky!
Life now seems just not worth the living!
Even with all the effort, I’ve been giving!
So at that very moment he gave up trying,
Knew he should, no longer now be flying,
From a rapid ten thousand beats a minute,
To wings folded, his heart no longer in it.
So our 'brmm-brmm bee' plummeted to the ground,
Fortunately for him, landing on a very soft mound
Of leaves gently fallen from a nearby tree,
Disaster averted, I was so thankful to see.
"Why are you down here Mr Bumble", I asked, surprised,
When suddenly it dawned - my mistake, I now realised.
You shouldn't have taken to heart what I said,
Was only theoretical, straight from my head.
Of course you can fly, everyone knows that fact,
Indeed we would rather like to get in on the act!
For God made you in a very special way,
To humble us humans, each and every day.
For when we see how well you can fly,
We realise, no matter how hard we try,
There's knowledge money can't buy,
That's of our God, up there in the sky.
"But I believed you," Mr Bumble sadly said,
"Look at me now, I could easily be dead!
Thank God for the leaves of the tree,
Now I know, He is looking after me"
"Forgive me please," I cried out loud,
Feeling foolish for being so proud,
So full of worldly knowledge is my brain,
To consider others feelings, too much strain.
"Mr Bumble, you are a scientific miracle,
My understanding, insufficiently empirical,
For it is obvious you can soar far above,
Which I simply can't, for money or love!"
"I feel a lot better now," said Mr Bumble,
"To see you on your knees, so humble,
Maybe I can fly again without a fumble,
I'll give it a good go - LET'S NOW RUMBLE!
Slowly at first,
Give it a burst!
Now into the air again, Mr Bumble flew,
"Yes, I can still fly!" that he now knew,
Up, up, into the blue,
Buzz, buzz, it's true!
There are two lessons here, in life to be learned,
Neither pull another down, nor be the one spurned,
For word's are so powerful you see,
When taken and used by our enemy.
We're to encourage one another to fly high,
Sometimes it's difficult, but let's give it a try.
Yes, twill give a whole new outlook on life,
As well as keeping Mr Bumble, out of strife!
For the 'Fruit of the Spirit' we are to develop,
Yes, love, peace and joy, our life will envelop.
So when we meet the Mr Bumbles of our daily walk,
We can help them fly higher, through our godly talk.
('Artistic Lisence' has been taken in describing the nesting habits of the bumble bee. Unlike honey bees, they are solitary creatures! But that would spoil a good story!)