Respecting the awesome power of words!

Tides

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"We give the care we need."
she said, lamenting
a grieving friend's reluctance
to accept care from others.

Ain't that the truth!
It's so hard to receive
when our giving mode is engaged.

If the oceans did that,
waving in a single direction,
the tide would never turn,
inland ground would be flooded,
and the fish would die
from lack of water.

No wonder the moon
is so vigilant in her rhythm
of swinging low,
then backing away;
of pulling and then letting go.

© 2016 Todd Jenkins
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2 responses

  1. This is wonderful — an image I had never considered.

    Liked by 1 person

    September 27, 2016 at 8:54 am

  2. DE ETTA JENKINS

    THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!

    Liked by 1 person

    September 27, 2016 at 10:53 am

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