Mending Wall

Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
And spills the upper boulders in the sun,
And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.
The work of hunters is another thing:
I have come after them and made repair
Where they have left not one stone on a stone,
But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,
To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean,
No one has seen them made or heard them made,
But at spring mending-time we find them there.
I let my neighbor know beyond the hill;
And on a day we meet to walk the line
And set the wall between us once again.
We keep the wall between us as we go.
To each the boulders that have fallen to each.
And some are loaves and some so nearly balls
We have to use a spell to make them balance:
'Stay where you are until our backs are turned!'
We wear our fingers rough with handling them.
Oh, just another kind of out-door game,
One on a side. It comes to little more:
There where it is we do not need the wall:
He is all pine and I am apple orchard.
My apple trees will never get across
And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
He only says, 'Good fences make good neighbors'.
Spring is the mischief in me, and I wonder
If I could put a notion in his head:
'Why do they make good neighbors? Isn't it
Where there are cows?
But here there are no cows.
Before I built a wall I'd ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.
Something there is that doesn't love a wall,
That wants it down.' I could say 'Elves' to him,
But it's not elves exactly, and I'd rather
He said it for himself. I see him there
Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top
In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed.
He moves in darkness as it seems to me~
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father's saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, "Good fences make good neighbors."

One of my favorite poems, and I recently read it again for school. There's a lot of truth to it, and it never hurts to ask ourselves why we build the "walls" we do.
  • tweedledee
    Robert Frost!! I always liked this one too! Glad you read it!
    by tweedledee at 06/19/10 11:17AM
  • grandmadiane
    You are missed by all your family!
    by grandmadiane at 10/02/11 2:31PM
  • heidiw
    Glad you found me! :) Hope you're doing well!
    by heidiw at 05/18/12 2:07PM

Good thing to remember...


Own two pairs of shoes in the same style and different colors
Decide to put them on without turning the lights on
Then not look down at your feet until after you leave your house.

Why do I seem to have a knack for doing smart things like this??
  • shaneg
    Ooooo, did I miss something yesterday? (socks can pose the same problem)
    by shaneg at 02/08/10 7:42AM
  • boromom
    I feel your pain. I have been a victim of such things too.
    by boromom at 02/08/10 10:29AM
  • summersilk
    by summersilk at 02/08/10 10:31PM
  • lol_smile456
    HAHA!! Oh No! Were they your black and brown ones :/
    by lol_smile456 at 02/09/10 9:19PM
  • tweedledee
    Wow. ...some people do that to make a fashion statement. Does that make you feel any better? ;)
    by tweedledee at 02/13/10 10:01AM
  • flute92
    Yes you missed something, yes they were my brown and black ones, and maybe... but I probably wouldn't do it again!!
    by flute92 at 02/13/10 2:52PM
  • snickers63
    Ahh.. been there, almost done that. Caught myself. Wish I could have caught you! Do you need a job? The pay is poor, but the entertainment factor is good....
    by snickers63 at 04/16/10 9:05PM
  • snickers63
    All three in large cage in garage, still hiding in the nest from us. Not so happy with your work. ;-) Missing 'home' with all its wires to chew and floors to hide under. Thanks again for your help. I would not have 3 squirrels in a cage if not for your help!!!!
    by snickers63 at 05/04/10 12:14AM
  • milly
    While this may have been construed as a fashion statement, it decidely was not when I got a blue shoe and a brown one of different styles one morning! They had the same height of heel, so I didn't notice until my husband was driving away from dropping me at work (before the days of cell phones). TEACHING!!! So I couldn't hide my feet under a desk all day. I made an unauthorized loan of the night receptionist's shoes, which happened to be black and my size.
    by milly at 02/28/12 7:02PM

Hundreds Protest Global Warming

  • shaneg
    Now that's funny!
    by shaneg at 12/23/09 7:12AM
  • vinegar
    i have seen that before but i can't remember where...
    by vinegar at 12/25/09 2:41AM
  • tweedledee
    Oh!! HILARIOUS!!!! Hahahahaa... this made my night!
    by tweedledee at 01/01/10 9:03PM
  • tweedledee
    Hope the Concerts went well today!
    by tweedledee at 01/09/10 8:58PM
  • grandmadiane
    We certainly could have had THOUSANDS of protesters today!!!
    by grandmadiane at 01/29/10 8:15PM


It's so hard, so very hard, to watch someone you once knew and loved go completely off the deep end. In a way, I can't even imagine how it happens—how someone, along with the rest of their family, can go from being faithful Christians to being so far from the truth. That's what I'm going through right now. I need prayers, because this is extremely hard for me (this was a girl I was really close to) and even more for my friend and her family. God can do anything, and right now, I believe He is the only one who can do anything. Thank you for your prayers.
  • shaneg
    I'm sorry for the difficulties you are seeing and experiencing. Prayers will be offered in their behalf as well as yours.
    by shaneg at 10/25/09 9:58PM
  • tweedledee
    We will definitely pray... that is tough!
    by tweedledee at 10/25/09 11:23PM
  • big_azn_man_07
    you definitely have our prayers.
    by big_azn_man_07 at 10/26/09 8:00PM
  • tweedledee
    TODAY?!?!?!?!? AHHHH... it must have been so much fun as always!! I miss these competition/audition days. I'm going online right now to see how you did... ;)
    by tweedledee at 12/05/09 10:17PM
  • tweedledee
    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Very nicely done! Hopefully I'll be around for the concert! Have fun!
    by tweedledee at 12/05/09 10:24PM


"He was despised, and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and aquainted with grief: and as one from whom men hide their face He was despised and we esteemed him not."

Sometimes the hardest things in life are the things you can't change. As much as you want to pretend that things aren't the way they are, you can't. And when it comes down to me, no, I don't understand why. Why it is me and not everyone else. Why in the world I feel so alone.

Too often I let myself fall into the trap of thinking, "There is no one like you. No one could possibly understand."

How could I forget? How could I possibly forget what He suffered? No matter how alone I feel, Jesus Christ has felt it infinitely more. He left the glory of heaven to become a person, one of us, and yet He was not like us—He was God. Even His closest disciples could not comprehend the extent of who He was. He was failed, time and again, even in His last moments. Where were His friends when the Savior of the world hung from the cross?

Christ knows. He felt it. When I feel like giving up, when I'm breaking, I only have to turn to Him. Let the world reject me, because if I'm following Him they will. And even though the path of the cross may not have friends along the way, the greatest Friend in the world is waiting at the end.