Fay Vietmeier

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"She not there"

"She not there"

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“She’s not there”

Her name is “Wisdom”

Being in the Light is her delight

From darkness .. she takes flight


You won’t find her hanging out with “unsavory characters”

Those considered: disagreeable & unpleasant because they are morally disreputable


“Take a walk on the wild side” *

Is this where “unsavory” beings hide?


There are many, varied & subtle shades of “unsavory”

From “unclean” to those trafficking in human-slavery


Is their conversation course? Is their character “seedy”

Are they “down & out” and desperately, deeply needy?


Despicable folk who somehow fell into darkness & stayed there

Tainted un-sainted characters are here & there & everywhere


You can find them living on the streets

You can find them lying in ivory sheets


Of “unsavory characters” you should be aware & BEWARE

Some may have made “rash decisions” & end up in DISPAIR

Others grew up in some nightmare .. and life is simply UNFAIR

Some took all the wrong turns & got caught in the devil’s SNARE

Others fell into disrepair & live their life on a wing and a PRAYER


But there are those who masquerade behind veils

They hide in the light .. but DARKNESS prevails


Some hearts cannot be humanly-healed

Entryway is barred to their Netherworld


Might they really be wolves that appear in sheep’s clothing?

Ravenous inside .. their spirit is dead & should give foreboding.


Their voices seem soft & cool .. their eyes seem clear & bright

They wear designer clothes but their being is infected by blight

And if you get too close .. something about their heart is not right


They are found in the roughest, broken-down neighborhoods

They are found in Legislatures & boardrooms selling their goods


Might they kiss you with words .. but be “unsavory” .. self-serving thugs?

Are those selling addiction better than the “unsavory” dealing illegal drugs

How many hurting people could be better helped with a simple .. savory hug?


People have this tendency to be fooled by outward appearances: external factors like beauty, wealth and worldly possessions.

But God looks at the heart.

God is not fooled or mocked

We are all farmers: people reap what they sow .. the seeds you plant will be your harvest


It’s Wisdom or Woe

However, our roots will grow

By our fruits people will know


Do people love the dark or the light?

Do their lives seem wrong or right?


In life there are two ways to live

.. in the Light

.. or in the dark


We all battle DARKNESS .. and wolves are everywhere

Choosing “light” is intentional .. “in His Light, we have light”


Jesus gave this prescient foresight: “This is the verdict”
Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.

Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.

But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. – John 3


“The verdict” is preceded by the grace-filled invitation to gain eternal life - John 3:16-17

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”


Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked.

A man reaps what he sows

Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; 

whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.” - Galatians 6


Giving honor where honor is due:

This post was inspired by Alan Geller and the song he chose "She's not there" by the Zombies

To the honor of Alan Geller - and his "Project X experiment" .. Subject: “unsavory characters”

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6789359618624684032/?commentUrn=urn%3Ali%3Acomment%3A(activity%3A6789359618624684032%2C6789362734946418688)

My “in the Light” reflection to Alan’s invitation to “share an interlude” .. offer a "different perspective."

My response to the: "AFTER DARK is a state of mind; where we investigate and exhibit different perspectives"

“In the Light” is also a “state of mind”


April April 23, 2021

Beautiful image: https://www.imprintgallery.com/duy-huynh.html

Reference:

* Walk on the wild side – song by Lou Reed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG6fayQBm9w


"In His Light" .. I write

All rights reserved:  Fay Marmalich-Vietmeier 

If my words make you think … Great ;~)

As “iron-sharpens-iron” … I enjoy bantering with other BEES … please know, your feedback is as “honey”

A glimpse of the “Bee” called “me” ;~)

My caring nature makes me an advocate. My curious nature makes me a “queen of questions” but gifted with the ability to listen ;~) I am a woman of deep faith, a blessed mother, a voracious reader, a blossoming writer, a grateful person, and a lover of beauty. I treasure family, true friendships & my loyal clients. A "student at heart, I love learning: in every human dimension. Enjoy traveling, good books, good movies, good wine gardening & golf. 

I’m a “heart-to-heart” communicator.

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Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #32

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@amelia matt If you actually read the post .. you would not comment in this way Dear "spell caster" .. you are wading in dark disaster Wrong place .. RETHINK dear bee of magic .. pushing Psychic miracles is in truth .. TRAGIC Heads up to our dear Bee-Keeper Javier \ud83d\udc1d CR

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #31

#32
@amelia matt Dear "spell caster" of dark disaster Wrong place .. RETHINK dear bee pushing Psychic miracles is tragic

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #30

#31
Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic Hello Lada .. I hope you are well. I appreciate your visit & encouragement: "I like the rhythm and music in your words" I also appreciate Alan's invitation to “share an interlude” .. offer a "different perspective." Reflecting what is written: "Come now, let us reason together"

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #29

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Roberto De la Cruz Utria Hello my friend .. thank you for your words of insight "wolves in sheep's clothing, doing evil everywhere, but finally hunted" Such "wolves" are everywhere - often "doing evil" Sadly .. they often go unrecognized .. because of outward "appearance" .. and they are in positions of power I'd like to think they are "hunted" My Hemingway response: "Isn't it pretty to think so" Agree with your wisdom here: "evil tends to hide a lot of mediocrity and impotence, exercising strength to come out of the darkness" they would have no alternative, Life is a sowing & reaping They may be rich .. powerful .. for a time But in the end "great sorrow for them"

Lada 🏡 Prkic

1 year ago #28

Fay, I like the rhythm and music in your words. As Alan Geller stated, we can investigate the topic from many different perspectives.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #27

#27
Pascal Derrien Not sure why but you made me really laugh '~) I know you are "smart" but maybe nothing poetic to say ;~) Glad you like the words.

Pascal Derrien

1 year ago #26

I don't have anything smart to say except that I like the text :-)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #25

#25
Farooq Omar WOW Farooq - dear friend. Your words flow out of a most poetic soul .. a deep-well are you. Rumi might have some present & prescient competition if you choose to apply your gifts ;~)

Farooq Omar

1 year ago #24

Dear Fay, what a wonderful articulation of soul-mounted words, so unmistakably and flawlessly described. Perusing it seems like tuning in to somebody who is talking directly in your heart. I cherished each time I read this magnum opus of articulation...

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #23

#21
Paul Walters Warm welcome Paul .. sounds like you are enjoying being away from Bali and having time with your family .. wishing you safe journey home.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #22

#22
Meaningful to me Fatima .. are your encouraging "beautiful words" Thank you .. I hope all is well with you & your beautiful family.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #21

#21
Debasish Majumder Multiplied thanks Debasish for your faithful & sweet shares ;~)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #20

#20
Nick Mlatchkov Thanks Nick - I hope the "The catchy illustration" (incredible artist Duy Huynh - as noted) Hope the image drew you to also read ;~) If not .. then "he's not there" (though different context)

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #19

Jerry Fletcher (comment is continued) Is God darkness or light? 1 Timothy 6:16 "God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. 1 Kings 8:12 Then Solomon said, "The Lord has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud." Psalm 18:11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him - the dark rain clouds of the sky. Psalm 97:2 Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne. http://reformedanswers.org/answer.asp/file/40573

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #18

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Jerry Fletcher A poetic response Jerry ;~) "Some walk the razor's edge between the dark and the light. If there is a God, she is responsible for the path, the light and the dark so I fear no evil on this walk save the shadow of fear that men project." Especially "Some walk the razor's edge between the dark and the light." From a human perspective .. how true that people flirt with edge's I used to say to my teen-rebellious son "you are sometimes standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon .. you are inching your toes closer & closer .. at what point do you fall ? I do think that it comes to each heart to choose .. darkness or light .. wrong or right Your comment begs the question Is God darkness or light? There are many mysteries surrounding God: Light and Darkness, Sin and Forgiveness "This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin." 1 John 1 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20John%201&version=NIV

Nick Mlatchkov

1 year ago #17

The illustration's catchy!

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

1 year ago #16

Beautiful words Fay Vietmeier

Debasish Majumder

1 year ago #15

lovely buzz Fay Vietmeier! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

Paul Walters

1 year ago #14

Fay Vietmeier Thank you

Jerry Fletcher

1 year ago #13

Some walk the razor's edge between the dark and the light. If there is a God, she is responsible for the path, the light and the dark so I fear no evil on this walk save the shadow of fear that men project.

Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #11

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Fay Vietmeier

1 year ago #4

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