Monday, January 16, 2017

YOU CAN NEVER TELL!

Yolanda Renée © 2017






YOU NEVER CAN TELL


You never can tell when you send a word,
    Like an arrow shot from a bow
By an archer blind, be it cruel or kind,
    Just where it may chance to go.
It may pierce the breast of your dearest friend.
    Tipped with its poison or balm,
To a stranger's heart in life's great mart,
    It may carry its pain or its calm.

You never can tell when you do an act
    Just what the result will be;
But with every deed you are sowing a seed,
    Though the harvest you may not see.
Each kindly act is an acorn dropped
    In God's productive soil.
You may not know, but the tree shall grow,
    With shelter for those who toil.

You never can tell what your thoughts will do,
    In bringing you hate or love;
For thoughts are things, and their airy wings
    Are swifter than carrier doves.
They follow the law of the universe---
    Each thing must create its kind,
And they speed o'er the track to bring you back
    Whatever went out from your mind.


Poems of Power by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Chicago : W. B. Conkey, 1902.



Yolanda Renée © 2017


9 comments:

  1. I like...'... thoughts are things and their airy wings
    Are swifter than carrier doves...' Good visceral...:-)

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  2. Thoughts and acts can sure churn out much

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  3. So true. I know this from having worked with abused and neglected kids. They've come back into my life to tell something I said or did for them made a difference. What a blessing!

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  4. We never know how we affect others. How true. All we can do is hope our affect is positive. Nicely put!

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  5. Lovely message and beautiful pictures. Hope all is well, Yolanda.

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  6. This is a very beautiful and encouraging piece. God works in mysterious ways, he truly does. Thank you for sharing. :)

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