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Posts by Peppy Ulyett

Uncloaking

    Cloaked in pain I just grant licence to more malevolent connivance. Disrobe me! Let me dress as one who’ll wear more gracious habitude.     I wear clothes that express and project something of myself. How I present myself has an effect, on me as well as on those who see me. There’s…

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Bittersweet

    Cacao and coffee beans we prize but sweetened forms so we’ll imbibe without a grimace – and in life sweet turns bitterness benign.     I was given some syrups for coffee recently. I thought about the trouble we go to in processing coffee and cocoa to make them palateable products, and how…

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Fool

    I felt the harshness of misrule as I saw us played for fools. So fool I’ll be, and truth attest, Measured by God’s grace, no jest.     Fools take mockery and derision along with the laughter because they have an important role to play in bringing truth to light. It can take…

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Homeless

  ‘Homeless’ comes in many guises, casting neighbours as pariahs. Such high-handedness disguises fears of our self-worth denied us.     This began from an insight into rough sleepers in my area, and the thought that losing a home is a complex and varied thing. I’ve found it hard not to take it entirely personally…

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Avenging grace

  If some would steal the dignity of others intrepidity Creatively retaliate convict by soft avenging grace.     It was all over in 3 years. 2 really, I’d just not seen it coming. Being healed brings change though, which affronts and unsettles the status quo, God being unpredictable as he is. The fruits of…

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re:gifting

  Applying faith in others giftings Opens doors to new beginnings. Now we have endorsement ringing in our ears, no wounds we’re  licking.   Tongues should be used with care. Words applied without care for the other do damage. The worst of that is within the persons soul and psyche, but there may be other…

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Wilderness

  ‘You don’t belong’, ‘not one of us!’ waymarks my life, t’was ever thus. Yet in their imposed wilderness wild love claims us, coalesces.     I’ve had many forms of estrangement. This last year I’ve experienced it from the place that professes great acceptance and inclusion. People are people though, and we practice othering…

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re: cycling

  Those who peddle a cycle of grace Have spoke – their mettle shall malice efface.   I have friends who, in the face of great conflict, persevere with peaceable ways. They continuously allow for failings, and open opportunities for a new way ahead. They use words of gentle penetrating wisdom. There are many high…

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Epiphany

  What’s meant for bad shall turn for good. Dispel the dark, in light I’m stood. Set down their spiteful litany, now trickles through epiphany.     There comes a time when you’ve borne condemnation long enough, from without and within. It must not, does not, define me. I’ve laboured long and hard, and then…

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Resolving

    Resolving to cut down on toxins we offer mutual healing bolsterings. I’ve been consumed and now am purging – lighter life and love unfurling.     A few of us have acknowledged that we’ve been taking in to ourselves too much that is doing us harm. We have agreed to take better care of ourselves,…

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