Salt…A Necessary Nutrient…In Moderation

“Pondering answers I already know
Longing within for courage to grow”

Often a salt shaker
This life
EARTH on its axis
Ever turning

Pouring us out to season
The mundane, the bland
The confused and deluded
I am on this side…. still
And they are….not

Bombs and blood
Fuel the brave
What a price to pay —
the grave

I wish it wasn’t so
Still, another death
For my soul
Puts my own at rest


Prompt for dVerse Tuesday. Take a piece of something I wrote on or around Sept 11 a particular year and reflect upon it. Perhaps it has other meanings now than then.
I was not writing when 9/11 happened. The first 2 lines are from Sept 2013 and pertained to completely different circumstances.
Find the original here.


About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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10 Responses to Salt…A Necessary Nutrient…In Moderation

  1. I like the image of earth as salt shaker. The pouring out makes it seem as if death touches us indiscriminatorily, but that it matters. There may be some greater purpose, like giving your life for another’s. Or it doesn’t have to be about death at all, but rather, when it’s our turn to fall out of the shaker, that’s when life begins.

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  2. Beverly Crawford says:

    “Longing within for courage to grow” … a great phrase!


  3. I think everything is best in moderation… and finding the balance is what counts.


  4. rothpoetry says:

    We are called to be salt and light to others. Hopefully we won’t succumb and lose our saltiness!
    Great poem.

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  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice description in these lines: “What a price to pay —
    the grave”


  6. lillian says:

    I think of the adage….pouring salt on the wounds.


  7. Lona Gynt says:

    Yes, that other death that our own soul to rest, that is victory, but the true rest is in knowing he lived. Such a sweet nuanced witness.


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