The Day Is Good Bread

Resentments hang heavy on the heart.

Heaven teaches by the only weapon they have.   That is Conscience.

Beware the one who sings loudest in church.   They may be pleading a cause of which they are not proud.

Swift action by the wrong person often takes the decision out of the hands of the one who should be making it.

When the premises are broadened and the frame of reference pushed out, the view is expanded.

You cannot stoop but an other’s back is bent.   You cannot breathe but an other’s breath is taken.

Privacy is the ultimate illusion.

Work, lovingly done, is prayerful attendance to life.  It is reverence toward life.

Words will hang a person.   Words are nooses with scaffolding complete to hang the man.  Words will    by themselves come back to haunt.  This is what the weight of words is.

Parenting is a sacred trust.   And children come with a sacred permit.

Every world requires maintenance.  Even Heaven.  So we better get in the habit of cleaning up our own messes.

About Veronica Hallissey

Veronica Hallissey has been writing since the 1960s, with her poetry published in a variety of small press magazines. Born into a farm family in Lockport, NY, and educated at the University of Buffalo and other midwest institutions, she brings and unusual point-of-view to her poetry, combining strong natural images with a deep spiritual language. She lives in St. Johns, FL.

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5 Responses to The Day Is Good Bread

  1. Suzanne Tate August 4, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

    Bravo, Veronica! Well stated. We’d better pay attention.

  2. Pat Evans August 4, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    This is a powerful….. In today’s world which is so connected, we sometimes think if we eschew the social media sites, we can be private and more separate. But that is, of course, wrong on so many levels.
    Our actions speak volumes; we don’t have to use any words. And then, the reminder that words can be tricky. Even the right ones…said at the wrong time, can be hurtful.
    Lots to think about, today.

    • Veronica Hallissey August 4, 2014 at 6:16 pm #

      Pat, thank you. Such small lessons and they have taken almost a hundred years for me to learn what they mean. Yet, this is the best classroom among many worlds. We must cherish it.

  3. Veronica Hallissey August 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

    Thanks Suzanne. Nice to have a cheering section! And for headwork! Who would have thought???????

  4. Raining Iguanas September 2, 2014 at 12:29 am #

    “Work, lovingly done, is prayerful attendance to life. It is reverence toward life.”

    Veronica, this is wonderful. I’ve been supporting a family since I was 19 years old. I am 59 and have my alarm set for 4 am. I still look at my work as a privilege not a job. Each of your paradigm’s should be carried in every man’s wallet.

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