Thursday, November 4, 2010

G is for the Goose and the Gander

The Goose gazed at the Gander
In all his feathered glory
Giggling at his silly jokes
Laughing at his stories

The Gander gazed right back at her
She gentle and fair of face
He pondered at her gaiety
And her manner, filled with grace

The Goose, all giddy with delight,
Kindly gave the gander her wing
When upon bended knee he dropped
He grasped it, offering a ring

The Gander gallantly promised
A gilded life of love, of glee
If she would but grant his wish…
The Goose accepted, graciously

But life is not a fairytale
With happily ever-afters
Sometimes tears of grief are shed
In place of joyful laughter.

In those moments, the Goose sought God
And prayed for guidance from He
She offered prayers for Gander, too
For he was as wounded as she.


By doing so the goose had gleaned,
Through prayers to her God above
By grappling with the gritty truth,
Their souls are girded with love. 

All will be well, all will be good
There is a destiny to fulfill
Ridding selfishness and greediness
Guided by God’s mercy and will. 

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Jenny Matlock

21 comments:

Steven Anthony said...

sweet and inspirational...thank you ;)

gabe said...

love the ending about God's mercy and will!!

Beautiful, just what I needed to hear today.

mle said...

Thanks for the thoughtful reflection & reminder of the trials and triumphs of marriage!

Jackie said...

This is excellent ! I don't know how you come up with such delightful tales but they are awesome and so are you :)

Brian Miller said...

aww...i love a happy ending...smiles.

Nessa said...

A grand love poem. It isn't easy to keep things going when reality sets in.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Gorgeous poem, beautiful words..

inspirational, even for a dedicated "bachelorette" like me!

Sue said...

Great words. Great meaning.

Thanks.

=)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Glad they are gallivanting through life with God gazing down and guiding them.

mub said...

I really love the second half of this. It's very poignant.

Cheryl said...

Surrendering is beautiful, isn't it?

Lourie said...

What an inspired poem this is. And just the reminder I needed today! Great G post!

Jenn Erickson said...

Beautiful Polly! So well crafted and eloquently worded!

Willoughby said...

Beautiful words, I really, really liked this!

J. Kwiatkowski said...

Those are some sophisticated geese.

Sailing Simply said...

Aren't we all goose and ganders in need in of Gods mercy and love. Wonderful poem!

fredamans said...

Great prose!

Theresa said...

Destiny indeed! Thanks so much for the inspiration and contemplation Polly as well as the kind message you left on your visit to my blog;)

•••Mumsy••• said...

Fantastic G post! Love, love this line: "All will be well, all will be good"..just inspiring words to echo every day..

Tina said...

great how you managed to put across the reality and meaning of things as they are in your sweet little poem

Jenny said...

What a poingnant and moving stop on my little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "G"!

Like Mumsy wrote...my favorite quote is "All will be well, all will be good". A good thought for a day of retrospection.

Thanks for a GGGGRRRReeeat link this week. Tony the Tiger and I both liked it a lot!

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