Author Archives: martha0stout

About martha0stout

I like to read and write and hang out with my family and friends. I currently live on a farm and all that such a living entails.

Far More Painful Than Yours!

A moment of frustration Gone in a moment of adoration Only to later reappear Nodding in passing, then disappear Yet the feelings remain, turning over and over again I love my eldest nephew, but he’s just so frustrating! It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Fertilize Your Life

It takes more than a moment Though many forget just how Their lives are going one way Only to turn upside down One moment you’re happy Joy in your life abounds Another and quickly The tears come falling down Sorrow … Continue reading

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All Smiles

Perhaps I had forgotten Until you saw her face Peering into the case We got a puppy a few weeks ago. Ironically, from the same people we got our dog Vincent from. She’s from the last litter they’ll have as … Continue reading

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Take Five, Minutes or Days

So often we forget In moments of great stress Letting our hair hang down Laughing in joy out loud Yearning to rest in happiness “It’s silly…” “It’s alright to be silly sometimes.”

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Buzzing Worries

I have often found Mem’ries given way to stress Relief I still there find Each year when spring starts, I receive a reminder to make sure my dog knows not to eat any bees or to be on the lookout … Continue reading

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Receive

God’s love is there for you whether or not you deserve it. It is simply always there. -President Thomas S. Monson Don’t fall into the trap Even as you mourn Seek to help others Especially when feeling shorn Reality is … Continue reading

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A Moment’s Thought

Low though I find myself Only thinking with my rage Various moments in mind’s eye Even now, stealing wisdom sage Letting myself get caught up Into pain and hurt so bright Keeping myself lost in a daze Eve’s coming on … Continue reading

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