ARTIFICIAL TURF


Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.  Psalms 1:1-2 KJV

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I was reminded of the above passage as I searched through some old poetry, looking for blog material.

This poem is not inspirational, but it does go along with the advice given in the Psalms.  When we are unhappy, or need advice and counsel…we need to seek GOD’S face…especially in matters of marriage!

I mentioned my wise, and Godly friend, Faye, the other day.  She gave me the idea to write this poem. I’ve never shared this poem with anyone, because I wrote it for myself as a reminder to NEVER entertain such thoughts again! During one of the lowest times in my life (my second marriage), I sat with her and shared my pain.  She said, and I quote, “Anita, the grass always looks greener on the other side of the fence, but once you hop over…you’ll find out that it’s just artificial turf!  It’s not better than where you are…and sometimes, it’s worse!  Giving up your dignity for a few moments of peace, is not worth it!  Give it to the Lord!” -Faye Hays

I listened to her advice, and wrote this poem instead of committing the act!  Thank God for Godly friends!

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I was sick of my life,

The same old, day-to-day!

That’s when my mind,

Started to stray.

I let my mind,

Dictate to my heart;

And things around me,

Started falling apart!

I took counsel from friends,

Who felt just like me.

We’d complain to each other,

How we wished we were free.

Then it happened…

The day I’d come to rue!

In walked this guy…

Who was too good to be true!

Now, I’d heard this phrase

Many times before…

But I threw  caution to the wind,

And threw open the door.

See…the grass on the other side

Of the fence, looked SO green;

Why!  I do believe that

This man was the best thing I’d ever seen!

So I gave it all up, and threw my dignity away…

I’ll always remember that fateful day;

When I hopped the fence, and gave up my self-worth…

Only to find…

It was ARTIFICIAL TURF!!!

By:  Anita Mondragon 2007

 

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