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Fast Away

Fast Away

Fast away this old month passes –
New one enters, cold and blue.
Never have I felt such distance
Separating me from lovely you.

My arms long to hold your heartstrings;
My soul aches to feel your touch.
Never did I think I’d feel so lonely-
Never have I missed you so much.

I miss my church friends in the pew;
I miss singing our hymns with you.
I long to gather at your table
And sip a glass of wine or two.

I miss the chance of volunteering
Where I can go and serve with glee.
I miss the sound of great crowd cheering.
I pray you’ll soon be here with me.

Fast away this old month passes –
No one knows where the end will be
Of this dark and deadly outbreak.
Won’t you pray for a cure with me?

Looking on the Brighter Side

Fast away this old month passes
I’m reminded of how much I love
Being safe and feeling healthy,
Hearing coos from nesting doves.

I have much for which to thank God –
And as April nudges through my door,
May my heart be ever grateful
For my safety and for so much more.

May I thank God daily for his watch
Over friends and family – oh so dear.
May I remember to show gratitude
For all the blessings I have here.

Keep my eyes on all the wonders
God has strewn across my path.
Food to eat, a loving family, and
Friends with texts that make me laugh.

Fast away this old month passes.
I won’t let the new be blue.
I’ll keep looking for God’s miracles
And send His love daily to you.

My Thanks and Condolences

Thank you, dear blogging friends, for visiting JanBeek.
You represent about 80 countries,
my WordPress stats have told me.
Some of you have lost loved ones
during this pandemic…
or you know people who have.
11,600 deaths in Italy alone??
It is unfathomable!!
The USA’s latest toll is 2,900,
according to today’s news…
with no end in sight.
No place, no person on our planet
is immune!

My Heart Breaks

My heart breaks for all who suffer,
who have lost loved ones,
whose family and friends have tested positive,
who are feeling the loneliness
and the vulnerability I wrote about
in the beginning of this blog.
It is not a situation we should make light of!
It is deadly and it is on the rise.
Bee Well, my friends.
Bee safe!

I love you!

Let’s pray together:
Dear Lord,
make this COVID-19


Comments on: "Fast Away" (11)

  1. Amen and thank you.

  2. Anonymous said:

    Your positive slant on things, even the dreaded Coronavirus, brings us gently back to what matters, what we can learn through His grace, and the hope we can hang on to, no matter what is coming! Praise Jesus!

    In Christ,

    • Grace and hope to you, dear friend. Thank you 🙏🏽 for your prayers, your faith, and YOUR positivity! ♥️🤗

  3. Sunny De said:

    Beauuuuuutiful poems, ma. Bittersweet. I love you.

  4. This heartfelt post combines meaningful thoughts with humorous and sensible illustrations

    • Thank you, Derrick. What the world needs now is love ❤️ sweet love ❤️ and music 🎶 and plenty of heart 💕 and compassion – mixed with a heavy dose of humor 🤪 Thank you, dear Derrick, for your daily visit and affirming replies. I appreciate you! Bee 🐝 we’ll!!

  5. Jan, your positive and upbeat message is uplifting to anyone who stops by. Sitting here in Ohio, I would trade locations in a flash to be isolated on a Montana ranch right now. I am thankful my Montana family is healthy and safe, as well as the friends and acquaintances I have. I pray this virus will never become personal to those close to me.

    Special prayers go out to our courageous health care workers, especially my brother-in-law who is an ER doctor in Maryland. God’s peace to you, your family, and your community.

    • I will add your bro-in-law in Maryland to my prayers. I’m glad you stopped by and found positivity and upbeat hope in my message. Together we can lift one another up and find our way through this sequestered maze with 💕 and sharing. God bless you!

  6. Great post Jan! So encouraging! Amen🙏🏻 praying for the pandemic to slow and stop. May the Lord’s will be done. ✝️🙏🏻

    • Thank you for praying with me, Charlotte. Thank you for stepping up to encouragement and remaining positive. Bee well!!!

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