Negative Influences

Photo – Taken while going up Mt. Haleakala on the island of Maui. It’s a dormant volcano now but when it was active, the lava from volcanic eruptions formed more than 75% of the island.  Deep inside the earth, there is all this built up energy that is released through volcanos. Like the paradise of the Hawaiian Islands, God can turn our intense difficulties into something positive and His power can cause simplicities to emerge into an eternal paradise.

Thinking is going
In the wrong direction
Causing me to lose my edge
And I need a correction.

Hit with so many 
Negative influences 
On a daily basis
Lowers my chances.

But like a volcano
With built up energy,
Out of intense negatives
Can emerge a synergy. 

Knowing God is on my side
To help fight the negatives
That confine my progress,
I write new narratives.

As my thoughts turn to 
The good going my way 
And this builds momentum 
For a beautiful day.

Poem by Mark Shields – © 10-28-2021
Inspired by “Negative Influences

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2 Responses to Negative Influences

  1. Mark Shields says:

    Reblogged this on This Day With God – A Spiritual Journey and commented:

    Read this poem knowing that God is on your side today to help fight any negatives that try to confine your progress.

  2. Amen. “Out of intense negatives Can emerge a synergy.” God is good and in a good mood.


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