Monthly Archives: January 2011

On the Plane to Phuket

Walking the narrow path

A knife’s edge from the abyss

Every one of us has been there

At one time or another


Only a miracle

Keeps us going

One perilous step following the other

Our eyes steady ahead

Our hearts racing

Until the danger passes

And the path widens again

Green pastures on one side

A stream of cool water on the other

Not everyone makes it

And I don’t know why

© 2011 Julie Clark

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Did someone tell you it was easy?

They lied.

This is where we roll up our sleeves

And engage in the hard work of love.

It does not just happen.

We need to learn it.

Children need to learn it.

It isn’t always pretty.

Have you noticed?

Not a one of us is perfect.

Don’t give up.

Fathers, Mothers engage your children.

Teach them the art of:




Patience and Kindness are our friends.

They guide us along the path.

Children need to be taught by the ones who love them the most.

Not once,

Not twice,

But all of their growing up years.



This is not a path for the faint of heart.

But don’t worry.

Even the faintest of hearts can be revived.

I know.

I have one.

© 2010 Julie Clark

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