The footprints 👣 of Jesus in the sand

The grooved sidewalk shows a shape of a hand

The mighty ocean crashes onto the land

The pale white skin under a wedding band

These are all impressions

The tear streaked track down cheeks skin

The accusing question of “where have you been?!”

The gradual loss of a good friend

The horrific reply of “I’m at it again, and again, and again…….”

These all leave impressions

A soft kiss, pressed lightly, and left to feel

The heart and soul tasted in a well cooked meal

The assistance in helping another to heal

The ability to truly worship and let yourself kneel

These all give impressions

The precision of a crafter

A baby’s relentless bubbling laughter

The exhilaration of a white water rafter

And the moment felt……. just after

These all have impressions

The knife stabbed easily into the back

The ears absorbing the verbal attack

The eyes take in but can’t give back

The sting on the face as abusive hands smack

These are lasting impressions

A smile, a hug, a look we share

A job, a task, a burden we bear

Any indication to show we care

Just letting someone know that you are there

These all make impressions

Which impressions would you like to give?

Which impressions would you like to receive?

Think of this with the life you live

Think of this with the impressions you leave

Impress upon someone’s heart a desire to love

Impress upon someone’s soul a desire to give

Impressions are as permanent as the memories we have

Impressions are shaped by the lives we choose to live.

Joel Prickett


Published by Joel Prickett

I have a desire to help people with my writing whether through stories, poetry or personal contact. I’ve seen and been through a lot in my life and have learned the purpose of it is to help others

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