Here we stand. On the cusp of uncertainty. Hovering at the edge.
On the brink of possibilities, potential or pitfalls.
Where hope and fear meet. Expectation rises.
Here lies a blank sheet waiting to be inscribed like the pages of a new journal.
Our stories wait to be written.
Our lives stretching out before us in minutes, hours, days yet to be lived.
Our disappointments ready to be consigned to The Past.
For this is a new year approaching ~ opportunity beckons to do things differently.
Are you ready?
Celebrated arrival cloaked
in virginal innocence
A blank sheet
pregnant with possibility
Viewed with eyes
and great curiosity
What if THIS ~
is the time
promises are kept
dreams come true
lessons are learnt
goals are met?
Will problems rule
and reign again?
Will love flourish
Will we rush
with open-armed embrace
or turn aside?
No easy answers
rise to our lips
As we plunge
into The Unknown ~
enclosed by memory
of past victories
of battles won,
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland” ~ Isaiah 46:18 – 19
8 thoughts on “On the cusp”
Love this, Joy. Thank you for your encouragement and your friendship. Blessings!
Thank you, Joan! I am greatly blessed by your friendship too. Blessings 🙂 x
We have a saying in my home language, Afrikaans, that means that the “what if’s” is much nicer saying than really experiencing. Still, I don’t ever want to go back to my religious past even IF it would have guaranteed health, wealth and prosperity.
Dear Mia, the ‘What if?’ here is a cry of awe and wonder as well as recognising that we have no idea what lies ahead (probably a good thing!) and no control either over much that happens to us. I agree there is freedom in not being constrained by religiosity but making a close and loving relationship with God the major focus. May you fly free in the wind of Holy Spirit’s inspiration and infilling, my friend. Every blessing for the year ahead. 🙂 xx
Thanks joy! Thats nice. And I love the Bibleverse ( Jesaja 46)
Thank you, Jedidja! I’m glad you lke it. The Bible verse here is a personal favourite of mine, heavily lined and starred. God has spoken to me so much through it over the last few years. Have a blessed year ahead. Xx 🙂
I seem to, by my nature, mightily resist change, and to fear the unknown, and the yet untravelled road. But , I must admit that “a rose-kissed dawn, pregnant with possibility,” doesn’t sound too scary . I believe I can do this! I’ve enjoyed the poem, Joy! Thank you!
Thank you, Neil! Our emotional state as we approach a new year depends greatly on our perspective. Having a negative mind-set may predispose us to feeling gloomy and unsettled, whereas a more positive outlook can help us to see potential and possibility. May you find ways to welcome the new year and embrace all that God will do in 2014. Blessings 🙂