You Could Be...

I'm ba-ack! Did you miss me? I've missed you. It's been 3 weeks since my last post. There's been lots going on, but to be honest, I've mostly been distracted and unfocused. 12 half-written drafts are patiently waiting to be finished. I've been doing a bit of other writing, and it's just a smorgasbord life right now. No main entree or focus, just a smattering of this and that.

Then I found an amazing poem my son scrawled last night. At least someone in the Panzica household is writing!

You could be the smartest
and cure cancer with your brain.
You could be the fastest
and stay dry in the midst of rain.
You could be the nicest
and wholly act in utmost care.
You could be the strongest
even without Samson hair.
You could be a prophet
and relay the words of God.
You could be most righteous
and move mountains near and far.
You could be the richest
able to purchase anything,
but all these greats
without God's love
make a a great nothing.

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. ... Love never fails.


Cheri Bunch said...

Yes! I have missed you, my friend! I was thinking of you today! Like the poem! He shares you gift!
Ashli and Drake have moved into different apartment that is closer to her work. She has at most a four minute commute now. It was an awesome answer to prayer! Very grateful!

Hope all is well with you!

Love you,

Marja said...

I don't mind the silence.. as long as you come up with a post like this!

Debbie said...

Wow, that's great poetry. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Donna Bolster said...

Love it! And, yes, I've missed you. :-)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

Hmm, maybe you could bring him to Philly. It sounds like you have another writer in the family. :)


quietspirit said...

Yes, I missed you.I understand about life getting in the way of writing.
Your son has a gift. He needs to develop it. (IMHO)


I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

God Bless You ~Ron

Linda said...

"quite a creative family Susan. Welcome back :)"

Jean said...

Without love...

I am nothing at all.

Thanks, Suzan, for the reminder.


Karen Lange said...

Wonderful! :) Glad to see you back!

Gerreke said...

I saw your poetry! It is beautiful! Thank you for these words!