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Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life, then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will make the answers known to you through Jesus Christ.  – Philippians 4:6-7, TPT

 

I rise every morning feeling unbroken;
Feeling lasts ‘til unpleasant words are spoken;
Wasn’t planning on expressing any rage
But the switch tripped without warning that the page
Of life describing the wrath of my tongue turned;
Then emotionally volatile coldness returned.

Less than an hour later all’s well again,
Sitting meditatively practicing Zen,
Using silent moments to tame the monster
‘Fore worries, dirty looks reveal impostor
Hiding forbidden dragon within so that
Friendlier, happier side displays the diplomat.

My mood swings whether it’s sunny or it’s gray,
While playing music or driving on freeway,
Experiencing PMS, pregnancy,
Menopause, stress, excitement, or jealousy;
I shift from happy or calm to sad or tense;
Seldom has my moodiness been at someone’s expense.

Feels like a lifetime waiting on the time when
Changing like the weather is passé, for then
My ups will vanquish the impulsive desires
Moody melodic melancholy inspires;
Irksome blues unmuted trumpets won’t beckon
What emotional rollercoaster rides won’t second.

– composed November 13, 2018