I saw the word more

 I saw the word More

I saw the word More 
and I just said NO.

No, I don't want more.
I have enough.

I don't need more to 
fill my plate.  To give me
less time for me and mine.

No .. late night blogging
No.. looking for work
No.. Can you do this?
No.. mowing the lawn 
No.. pulling the weeds.

I'm done, I don't want more.

So NO I don't want MORE.

I yelled this loud inside my head.

But then my reason took hold.
Reason that said..

I do want more.
I want more walks with a talkative young man.
I want more weekends away with my beloved.
I want more depth to my relationship with God.
I want more flowers to bloom in the spring.
I want more people to not have to use the foodbank.
I want more churches filled with people deeply in love with the Lord.

So my NO, became a more quiet.. Yes.

Yes I do want more.
I want more of the right things.
And less. oh... I want less of the things.
That weigh me down.

I want more sermons preached from my hubby.
I want more grins of delight.
I want more conversations that fill me with hope.

So oh yes... I do indeed WANT MORE!
This want becomes a yell within.

Gracious Heavenly Father GIVE ME MORE!

Copyright, Annette V, April 28, 2017

This is a five minute Friday post. the word prompt is brought to us by Miss KateWhat is Five Minute Friday?  Well it's a party of a group of like minded folks who gather on Friday to do a five minute free write around a singular word.  AND THEN we take the time to offer up encouragement to each other on this writing journey.  It's fun, though it's not always easy, but it is always good.   Come join us won't you?  You are always welcome.
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  1. Loved this, Annette...we can never want too much of the right things!

    In an interesting bit of serendipity, I'd been pondering what I wanted 'more of' - and the answer was...pain. Not because I enjoy it, but because maybe there's only so much of it to go around, and if I took more someone else would get less. It's not being noble; it's just, how could one turn away?

    Hope so, anyway.

    #1 at FMF this week.


    1. Andrew, you are braver than I am. I don't know that I could ask for more pain...though if I could take pain from a loved one...that I might wish to do.

  2. Annette, you are a fellow poet. I love these words today. Keep on. #fmfparty

    1. Thank you, you are so kind

  3. I liked your poem. More can seem like too much pressure at times, but I think the key is, as you say, "more of the right things." Visiting from FMF #14

  4. Annette, I love the progression of this poem. The yells that bookend your wants. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing! Andréa

    1. Thank you. This poem just wrote itself.

  5. Annette, such a great poem! I can't write poetry quickly, especially not in a 5-minute time frame. ;)

    I love how your focus became what things would be good to have more of. Our hearts seem to be somewhat aligned this week. :)

    1. Yes, I think so too Jeanne.

  6. I'm finding so many of the FMF word prompts can run in a positive or negative direction. I loved today's because everything I've read has me thinking about what it is I seek more of and is that a good or bad thing. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend!

    1. You are most welcome Joyce. It's good to be drawn to think.

  7. Beautiful! It's so hard to say no to good things in order to have the best things...but oh so worth it!

  8. More conversations that fill me with ope.

    Yes - I want more of those too!

    1. It's nice to have those eh?

  9. It's so beautiful how God changes our wants (or our no's) into His wants (and our yeses).
    Your neighbor on FMF

  10. Oh - this is fantastic! The wanting NO MORE of the world and SO MUCH MORE of the good God gives. A huge smile broke across my face as I read. Thank you. - Lori

    1. aw...you are so kind. Thank you. :)

  11. Wow this was wonderful! I found myself feeling the same way last week in response to working through a Homeschool Rescue lesson... were you reading my mind? :)

    1. thank you Kirsten. I don't know much about homeschool rescue so can't really comment. :)


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