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SERENITY RESPONSE

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SERENITY RESPONSE

SERENITY RESPONSE

The winds of autumn blow 
Creating change

The crux of the matter
Do I bend or do I break?

Willow knows the truth
She may weep besides waters deep

But she drinks in courage to face the future
And bends when winds do blow

And in her serenity - she survives
'She accepts the things she cannot change'

© Brenda V Northeast 24th Jan. 2011

For Nette Onclaud’s- Serenity response

The Serenity prayer  by Reinhold Niebuhr

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can; 
and wisdom to know the difference Amen 

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  1. Date: 1/27/2012 10:39:00 AM
    Beautifully written write....I will remember your poem each time I see a willow tree. Hugs, Cecilia

    Northeast Avatar Brenda Victoria Northeast
    Date: 1/27/2012 3:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Cecilia you are very kind, Love, Bren: )
  1. Date: 1/23/2012 9:38:00 PM
    Brenda, this is a fantastic write! You have written a very accurate rendition of what , "...She accepts the things she cannot change..."! Magnificent line here, "But she drinks in courage to face the future" that is truly an incredible statement, fits in perfectly with the rest of the poem!! You have done Awesome Work!!

    Northeast Avatar Brenda Victoria Northeast
    Date: 1/24/2012 4:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Russell for your uplifting comments, bren : )