Living on Moley Ground

Written by Lisa DeVinney on . Posted in poetry

Something’s digging up the lawns
Around my neighborhood.
Someone said it may be moles.
It sure does not look good!
They’re tossing clumps of dirt and grass
Where they’re not s’posed to be,
And driving my dog nuts. Her nose
Can smell them ‘neath the leaves.
To get rid of the moles it’s said
You’ve got to get the grubs,
Cuz that’s what they’ve been feeding on.
And if there aren’t enough
They’ll move away to where they’ll find
A steadier supply.
So heads-up to my neighbors who
Have pretty lawns, nearby.
And while I’m here, I’ll share this lesson
I learned from the moles.
Often our surface problems come
From deeper, darker holes.
To treat the problems oft requires
A search down deep, within,
To find the source that’s feeding into
Our persistent sin.
Whether bitterness or hatred,
Selfishness, or pride,
Or some other deep-seated sin
That’s taken root inside;
That’s where we’ve got to set our sites
To get things right with God.
So once again our lives will be
Of happy, healthy sod.
“See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God
and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble ...”
Hebrews 12:15 NIV
©Lisa DeVinney, October 2014

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