Friday, October 21, 2011

Just beyond the Bend


I love how the Gypsy Mama's released a following to just write in 5 minutes flat. Unscripted, unedited, fresh raw words tapping into the screen.
  • Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
  • Link back here and invite others to join in.
  • Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!
OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:

Today's word


Just beyond the bend, Just beyond the turn, just beyond my reach, THEN I will learn?
Just in the distance, Just one more lap Just a little's only a trap!

One more pound loss, one more dollar earned, one more load of laudry, AGAIN I will be spurned

One more friend, maybe a husband, or a new car, maybe a child or two I'm sure it will take me far.

Just beyond the bend, Just beyond the turn, just beyond my reach how my stomach churns.

Lord help me look here help me look now
help me to stop and to my knees bow
You've given so much...........

(Times up maybe someone can finish it for me?? I would love it! Maybe there is much more to add?)




  1. very nice, we learn the lessons often later, and often are grasping beyond, when its all right in front of us really

  2. Very well said Christine. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Your post is thought provoking: help me look here and now. We forget to do that so often in the race to what is beyond.

    Ah, when will we learn indeed?

    Love the images of your teens. There is nothing better than kids enjoying themselves together!

  4. Thank you Kim. I get so much joy watching them at EVERY stage!
    Yes the Here and Now! Sounds so easy yet...

  5. Hi Robin, I love your take on today's word. Almost the flip of my thoughts but ever so true. Always reaching beyond can prevent us from enjoying with already is at this very moment. Thanks for sharing a different perspective. And pleasure to have you stop by my blog.

  6. I luv it ... your beyonds are our reminders. Thank you :)

  7. Hi Robin - love it. Its so true we need to see God in the moment. Not keep reaching for more 'stuff' thinking it'll be enough. It never is, only God is. Thank you for visiting me. I've really enjoyed visiting back. Also a mom of 2 teens. Looking forward to your next post.
    God bless

  8. PS: I'm your newest follower. I love laughter, how can I not follow? :)