These paper boats of mine are meant to dance on the ripples of hours, and not reach any destination... Rabindranath Tagore

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past...F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby

We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.
On the way to the river are the old dormitories, used for something else now, with their fairy-tale turrets, painted white and gold and blue. When we think of the past it's the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like that.
--from Margaret Atwood - The Handmaid's Tale

Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.
- Joyce Carol Oates

Monday, September 29, 2014

An Unforgivable Secret...

An Unforgivable Secret - Amish Secrets Book 1 - J.E.B.Spredemann - e-book Kindle edition
June 8, 2013

cell phones for business
buggy making business
buggy making business

travelling to Ohio 
to marry Carolanne
felt so out of touch

a cell phone could have been a good connection
with Christian
his soul brother
with Hannah
Christian's Hannah

but sometimes
to really value
to really know 
what you need

there is the enigmatic matter
of losing


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An Unforgivable Secret (Amish Secrets - Book 1)An Unforgivable Secret by J.E.B. Spredemann
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hannah, Samuel and Christian lived in the folds of the Amish community. But all three reached out and touched other worlds, other traditions, other lives beyond the comforts of Amish routines. Their minds and their hearts were challenged, viciously challenged till each struggled to return to some form of peace in Amish realities. One stepped further.

A book that awakens religious, cultural and moral questions and offers the reader the opportunity to seek personal answers, to affirm personal faith in inner strength.

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Gail said...

If the book is as good as the poem, I must read it.

Kim Nelson said...

Indeed. We are often stubborn souls requiring lessons of greater intensity, discomfort to learn what we must learn.

Adura Ojo said...

Intriguing...I like.

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

what a lovely, thought-provoking poem...i bet the book is just as compelling!

stacy lynn mar

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