Tuesday, March 21, 2006

A boy and a girl...best of friends...

Body: A boy and a girl,
the best of friends.
From elementary to high school
from beginning to end.



Through all those years
their friendship grew.
They both felt the same,
but neither knew.



Each waking moment
since the day they met.
They both loved each other
sunrise to sunset.



He was all she had
in her terrible life.
He was the one
who kept her from her knife.



She was his angel,
she made him smile.
Though life threw him curves,
she made it all worth while.



Then one day
things went terribly wrong.
The next few weeks
were like a very sad song.



He made her jealous
on purpose he tried.
When the girl asked, "Do you love her?"
on purpose he lied.



He played with jealousy
like it was a game.
Little did he know
Things would never be the same.



His plan was working
but he had no clue.
How wrong things would go,
the damage he would do.



One night she broke down,
feeling very alone.
Just her and the blade,
no one else home.



She dialed his number,
he answered, "Hello"
She told him she loved him
and hung up the phone.



He raced to her house
just a minute too late.
Found her lying in blood,
her heart had no rate.



Beside her was a note,
in it her confession.
Her love for this boy,
her only obsession.



As he read the note,
he knelt down and cried.
Grabbed her knife,
that night they both died.



She was found in his arms,
both of them dead.
Under her note
his handwriting said:



"I loved her so,
she never knew.
All this time
I loved her too."

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Leave your mark...

My priest told this "pencil parable" at Mass today...it struck me as being very true...

...the Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box.

"There are 5 things you need to know," he told the pencil, "Before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be."

"One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in Someone's hand."

"Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you'll need it to become a better pencil."

"Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make."

"Four: The most important part of you will always be what's inside."

"And Five: On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write."

The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart.


Now replacing the place of the pencil with you. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best person you can be.

One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in God's hand. And allow other human beings to access you for the many gifts you possess.

Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, by going through various problems in life, but you'll need it to become a stronger person.

Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.

Four: The most important part of you will always be what's on the inside.

And Five: On every surface you walk through, you must leave your mark. No matter what the situation, you must continue to do your duties.