Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Alphabe-Thursday: Q is for Quarrel

Quarrel

quickly ignites

fueled by quarried mem’ries.

Queasy with fear, querulous, they

squirm with qualm beneath weight of status quo

finding themselves in quandary:

continue healing quest

or quell inner

quarrel?

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I am in the process of some very personal and difficult work encompassing the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of my life. As I am changing, relationship dynamics cannot help but change as well, be it with family or friends. Sometimes, when things appear particularly difficult, I think it would be so simple, so easy to just go back to "how I was" or "how it was". But I know I cannot. For I have had glimpses of the fruit of this labor. Even though this work is hard and fraught with fear, as long as I continue to grab the hand of God, allowing His will to be done, the healing will come. This poem is how doubt, ever cunning, can creep in stirring internal anxiety. 

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Jenny Matlock

23 comments:

Vicki aka Jake said...

QUITE the poem....
Read the book "Who Took My Cheese" (can't remember the author...) but it's a good one to read during life's many changes...

Michelle said...

I love your poem. I, too, am in the midst of change...it seems almost constant at this time in my life (mid-going-to-late 30's) and I have heard it's only just beginning (ack!)

Thanks for your lovely post.

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

The only time change is not a part of our life is when we are dead. So in light of that I would think change is a wonderful thing. Good luck with all of the goodness it will bring.
Dana

edenhills said...

I thought the poem was wonderful, and then I read your explanation, which gave it another whole layer of meaning. I wish you well on your healing work.

Teresa

Brian Miller said...

hey keep pressing polly...and healing...there is another side of it...

Kathleen said...

You are amazing...doing all of that with a Q! Praying that in whatever you are going through, you will experience God's peace and come out the other end healed, stronger, and released from any of the pressure you're feeling right now!

Judie said...

Polly, I think you already know how I feel about your poem, and about your situation. Stay strong, sister. You're on the right course.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful poem!

Continue to "grab the hand of God" and follow his will and you can't go wrong.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Here's to holding on and healing. Here's to quelling the querulous quandaries.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I so appreciate the vulnerability with which you write. I hope healing and peace comes soon.

J. Kwiatkowski said...

We're all rooting for you, queen of quo.. qui.. quirky dreams!

★Mumsy★ said...

The poem expressed a strong feeling to me, even before I read your explanation.

You're so strong in spirit, and I hope everything turns out in your favor!

Francisca said...

That's a skillful poem of Q words, made extra precious by your willingness to share your vulnerability. Wishing you strength to keep growing and to discard what no longer fits the new you.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Great poem, stick with your program, healing will most assuredly be the result!

Sue said...

I think we all have to go through these changes periodically in order to remain authentic and not be over-influenced by the demands of the world around us.

Your poem resonated with me. Stick to your guns. When I'm in "change mode," (or maybe recalibration mode might be a better way to put it), I just try to be as loving and understanding of the people my process unsettles as I can.

=)

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Polly,
I read that poem several times and I also read your explanation a couple of times. I am praying for your quest of healing. I am praying for you to succeed...which can only be accomplished by taking the hand of God....so keep reaching.
Susan

Y. Ikeda said...

Quite touching entry.
Best wishes,
Yoshi

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

I certainly can't quarrel about this being a dandy "Q" post.

Here's your treat, Polly:
(CLICK) TREAT

EG Wow said...

All the best as you go through these changes! Transitions are seldom easy!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Polly, Sending love and a pray as you work though things.
xo jj

Jenny said...

Polly, what a perfect stop for our journey through "Q".

I always love coming here...your talent and creativity make me smile.

Thank you for participating.

A+

Pondside said...

Hang on tight to the hand of God and you'll make it through to where you need/want to go.
Not everyone is brave enough to make change - hang in there!

Cheryl D. said...

Great use of Q! I hope everything works out okay!

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