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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Clockwork



Ticking clocks fill my head.
As the hand reaches its destination.
I feel the vibrato in my mind.
Bringing me back to the present.

A single sound slicing through silence.
It makes me morph my mind.
Taking on a torrent of tasks better left undone.
Leaving behind bittersweet thoughts bit by bit.

The constant sound of ticking.
Makes my mind writhe in pain.
The consistent sound of clicking.
Refuses my brain to release its memories.

What is left but to run away?
Where is my other avenues?
What more can I do but to block it out?
These are my options.

Who is to tell time?
If time were to eventually stop.
Would these shards stop piercing?
Extracting what they were set out to find.

They are taken back with a flood.
Extracting something that was not expected.
Using all efforts to shut the gate.
All strength is called on from within.

As the flood recedes away.
I hear the faint ticking.
No longer do I fear the sound.
The memories slowly escape to the back of my mind.


Copyright 2009 Lauren Hall ©

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Feeling of Bliss


To stand upon a silken shore.
Gazing across a sea of glass.
The tawny sunset glistens and gleams.
Twinkling like crystals bathed in light.
As my eyes glide shut.
The feeling of the wind caresses my cheek.
As I soon fall into absolute bliss.
Oh, What heaven have I fallen into?
To witness such beauty.
On an evening such as this.


Copyright 2009 Lauren Hall ©

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sukkot



The 5th of October till 12th was the feast of Tabernacles, also known as Sukkot.
For the feast my family and I went to the Ozarks to spend it with a congregation we have known since 2000. We all enjoyed our time there talking to old friends and making new ones. I forgot how enjoyable it was to spend time with like minded brethren and sisters of the faith. There were over 140 people at the campground. When in the dining hall or in the meeting room you could definitely tell, because after the meeting or dinner everyone was booking it to get outside. There were people of every age there as well. Lots of little children, youth, adults and elderly. I think the two most commonly played games by everyone was either 'hacky sack' or 'Apples to apples'.
One of the days we even had a Survival guide take us through some near by woods and show us some wild herbs and plants that you can eat. He also showed us how to build our own shelter out of practically nothing.
I'd have to say that my most enjoyable time was near the end of the feast and playing with one of the cutest little girls I ever met. She is 2 years old and has the biggest personality and managed to steal my heart. I will have to say its better losing my heart to a 2 year old then someone else.
All in all I had a wonderful feast with wonderful memories to look back on.
I know this is not very detailed but you will have to bear with it. I am sure you have enough memories from your enjoyable week to make up for what I lacked in this blog.
To anyone who reads this I pray you had a fantastic Sukkot.
Hope you enjoyed.