A return from a slight absence, with gratitude.

Jongleur By Jongleur, 27th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I've been away from here, first in preparing for my trip south to a family reunion, then the actual trip. This was in S Ga, where I also (finally) got a booking to play in Savannah on Monday.
I am now recuperating, and so have leisure to catch you up on some writings.

"Know that you are HERE" by Jerry E Smith, 10/19/15

Let the new day begin, let your mind encompass the fact that you are HERE.
Let the sun of Love and Togetherness shine on you as you pass along your
Way, and you will know you are HERE by the shadow you cast. The light
Of our star travels for 8 and a half minutes and 93 million plus miles to
Get here, only to be blocked by YOU, as you travel along your day. I
Think that says something profound; you are here, you are matter,
And you MATTER. Know that you are worthy of love; take that in,
Soak in its warm knowledge of love and acceptance. Let that
Peace sink in to the very core of your being. With this in
Your heart, how can you want to do something that is
Harmful or hateful? Love yourself, Love your planet,
Love the people and plants and animals that live
Here alongside you. Love each other, and the
World will love you for it. Be at peace.
Jerry E Smith, 10/19/15

"You love others, by first loving yourself" by Jerry E Smith, 10/20/15

Like Brigadoon, appearing from the mists of time, memories come forth,
Unbidden and oftentimes, unwelcome. What triggers a memory; what
Is the causal link, which can bring something so very painful forth, as
If it had just occurred yesterday? We think we have it safely buried,
Where it roils around festering, but hidden from view, and then,
There it is, blaring forth in brilliant Technicolor. It is, of course,
Better to deal with things rather than bury them for later,
But this is not always possible. When the acceptance, or
Other forms of dealing with trauma is delayed, there
Will be consequences. Conversely, the memories
Can be very pleasant, happy ones of wonderful
Events and feelings, emotions indulged in with
Great gusto…ah; those are treasures! Those
Should be enshrined in your heart and
Mind, to be used to reinforce your
Love for life, love for your world
And most importantly, your
Love for yourself. You can
Only love your fellow
Man, when you also
First love You.
Jerry E Smith 10/20/15

"You will endure much, for love" by Jerry E Smith, 10/21/15

Some people, maybe most people in fact, cling onto the past; events, hurt
Feelings, words that were best left unsaid. They will cling to these things,
And as the bible says, “return to it like a dog to his vomit”, chewing that
Cud over and over as if that will change anything. And all the while they
Are doing this, life is passing them by. Missed opportunities to enjoy a
Day with family, chances to learn new things, explore things never
Done before. ‘Tis a sad state of affairs. People don’t want to be
Around you when you are like this, which only exacerbates
The isolation you feel, both physically and emotionally.
Such a pity. I do not know how to break through to
Those I know who are like this, it is tedious just to
Be around them. But I try, I take it as long as I
Can, then my patience runs out and I snap,
Leaving *me* with a sense of guilt. Now
Why should that be? If person is a
“Vexation to the Spirit”, why put
Yourself in their presence to be
Exposed to this? Simple; Love
When you love someone,
You will endure much
For them. Love Them.
Jerry E Smith 10/21/15

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Poetry About Life, Positivity

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author avatar Jongleur
I play piano and sing for the Elderly in care facilities in Atlanta for 8 yrs. I am also a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) I work for a home care agency now, as a patient transport.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
29th Oct 2015 (#)

Great Poem!

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
29th Oct 2015 (#)

Yes, I agree with Fern .
We do put up with a great deal when we love others , but more than often , they too put up with a great deal when they love us a well....or such is my experience .
God bless you
Stella <><

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author avatar Retired
13th Nov 2015 (#)

Great work

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author avatar Jongleur
13th Nov 2015 (#)

Thank you Tran Trai ♥

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