NP140818-Why would one Settle?

NP140818 – Why Would One Settle?

You can have music with me.

I wonder why
When one can get what one wants
One tries to sabotage it
And settle for the mundane.
Why would one
Settle
For mediocrity
When one can have the extraordinary?
Why would one
Settle
To be like everyone else
When one has a gift given by the universe
To excel
To give gifts
And set the pace
That makes others happy
As well as oneself
And give beauty
To the world

by: Kimberly Perette

The Parable of the Talents
14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more.18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money.19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here I have made five talents more.’ 21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.[c] You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here I have made two talents more.’ 23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed,25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Written by the Apostle Matthew chapter 25 verses 13-30.

MP140816 – 3am – The Witching Hour

MP140816 – 3am – The Witching hour

It’s 3am
I can’t go to sleep
I go downstairs
For my mind to keep
I write a song
It comes out all wrong
Another night lost it seems crawling the walls

The room was bare
And the floors were cold
The paint starts to peel
And the night unfolds
The winds were bleak
I can hardly speak
Another night lost it seems crawling the walls

My legs start to buckle
From the absence of sleep
I try to lay down
But the walls begin to creep
I lock the door
But I can’t ignore
Another night lost it seems crawling the walls

The walls start to shutter
And my mind goes blank
My mouth starts to stutter
And my heart begins to sink
Will it ever end
Will my heart ever mend
Another night lost it seems crawling the walls

Another night lost it seems crawling the walls

Lyrics by Dave Gross

Why does it always happen at 3am, sometimes 4?
I spend part of the night tossing, turning and crying
The pain and fear of a past lifetime comes upon me; perhaps it’s the pain of last year
They call 3am the witching hour
I wonder why?