Friday, April 8, 2016

A to Z Challenge - Grapple

Grapple

with life struggles
pshaw, the world snorts
at my innocence
grasp the concept of despair
desperation, naïve I give to charity
feel like I made a difference
while people clutch at air
shuffle their tarot cards
too much death, no gold


pray for heaven as they live a 

hell


(Happy Friday everybody - yes I promise to lighten up soon)

25 comments:

  1. It is so tough to make a difference...and frustrating that it's so tough. There's only so much we can do, only so many people we can help with our volunteer time and donations.

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  2. It is hard sometimes to grapple with decisions.

    betty

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    1. yes, some can solve quickly, others never

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  3. That's very poignant! Grappling is sometimes hard to do.

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    1. thanks. I was in a weird moment when I wrote this - grappling with words

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  4. Can be tough to help out or get help too, but every little bit helps

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  5. This is powerful and real. I think it's one of your best.
    Happy Friday, Joanne.

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  6. Meh. I'm not going to Hell.
    Hmm...on the other hand, I'm not going to Heaven.
    I'm spending 1,000 years in Purgatory.
    Well, now, that is a depressing thought with which to grapple.

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    1. I want to be where it's warm - rather laugh with the sinners - as Billy Joel sang

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  8. Prayer is where it's at. And I've always found the word grapple to be a funny word. Not sure why. Grapple. it's funny.

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    1. it's close to grappa...the Greek drink, and that's funny too

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  9. I think our efforts do help and do make a difference, but it's frustrating because there is always more to be done and more in need. Deep and thoughtful post today, Joanne. Hope you have a nice weekend!

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  10. Gosh! You really are grappling with despair here. Glad you're going to lighten up soon. Too much despair is not good for anyone.

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    1. I go happy on Saturday. It's all good

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  11. People do have different concepts of what it means to truly live.

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  12. We all make a difference in our own way. I say, 'Let them Snort'.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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