Fay Vietmeier in Professions, Workers, Careers, Directors and Executives, Communications and journalism Consultant-Customer Advocate-Energy Broker • Aletheia Energy LLC Feb 26, 2020 · 4 min read · 2.3K

"Lines of Life"

"Lines of Life"

“The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;

Surely I have a delightful inheritance.” ~ Psalm 16:6

"Lines of Life”

Truly lines shape everything … and LINES are everywhere

You can’t escape them … look around … they’re bold & true & fair

The unchanging lines of latitude & longitude

Hold their positions with unchanging attitude

Life’s changing lines are best held with gratitude

There are lines of symmetry that mathematicians love

The human heart has such a line … gifted from above

Oceans & seas have GLORIOUS shore lines

“This far & no further” … the Great Design

Water meets rock in a SONG ... with fractal fury art is formed & ever changes

SCULPTING lines that are born jutting … erupting and breaking

When we are gone ... these lines remain & NATURE rearranges

Sunrises & sunsets … flare dazzling, crimson rhymes

With brilliant LINES to read for a moment before they quickly fade

Making way for the moon & stars … more shapes that God has made

“The wind gives the rain, then builds us a rainbow” ~ Windsong

Brushed lines of soft colors … we see from below

There are lines of descent … in each family tree

A lineage of goodness & greatness … we all hope to see

Parents draw LOVING lines to shape & to guide

From loving protection … it is foolish to hide

Clothes have lines … to solar dry … no longer deemed worthwhile

Designers have distinctive lines … they hope fill every isle

Comedians have some funny lines meant to make us SMILE ;~)

Politicians have DUPLICITOUS lines … their motives often vile

It used to be such rogues were hanged but that is out of style ;~)

Lawyers have convincing & litigious lines … to sway a jury trial

Lovers have ROMANTIC lines … that will a heart beguile ;~)

Some lines were created merely for FUN

For GAMES very often played in the sun

In GOLF there are swing planes & angles that determine your “line of flight”

In tennis if your ball hits the service line or baseline … then its “good … alright”

In baseball: foul, field & baselines define

In football: there are white lines & sidelines … yard lines & end lines

… offensive & defensive lines rush yard lines … aim at end lines

to get the ball cross the goal line in the right time ;~)

In hockey there are red lines & blue lines & goal lines called “crease”

Ongoing line changes … switching out players on the fly … never cease

All sports have stacked lines of bleachers … for FANS

And sometimes these folks get a bit out of hand ;~)

Lines forming letters … shape words on every page

Lines of communication … filled with wisdom are “sage”

If you’re a poet … some lines will rhyme like climb & prime

If you’re a writer … creative lines are not bound by time

You may have to “bleed” out the lines but that’s not a crime

Schedules & projects are established using lines

But some lines in time … are not ours to Design

The hands of a clock are like moving lines

If human hands move them … it does not change the time

There are lines filled with mystery … the TRUTH not always clear

And so we “read between the lines” … and search & reach & dare

Lines that are crossroads … should be carefully placed

And ever so thoughtfully … not crossed in haste

Lines on our face … we might like to erase ;~)

But laugh lines and love lines are beauty to trace

Lines on our hands might reveal what’s ahead

Lines in our minds sometimes fill us with dread

The brave of heart can be found on the front-lines

Facing the enemy head on … their courage shines

Lines formed in battles … How foolish is WAR

Cease all the fighting … and WAR is no more

“Who wishes to fight must first count the cost” ~ Sun Tzu, Art of War

For once you’re at war … all “gain” comes with loss

Some men put their life on the line … for others to be FREE

Their sacrifice merits HONOR … more than a line in history

In life, some lines are CROOKED … making it difficult to see

Following too many tangents … could make you confused or weary

There are lines drawn on roads … to help us go STRAIGHT

There are lines drawn in LIFE ... that cause us to WAIT

Fences & WALLS are lines to keep something out … or hold something in

Walls can be lines in our heart or our head … we erect them WITHIN

Now if you’re an architect … please tell us how INVISIBLE lines begin

Will the lines of your life be the lines of your TEXTS?

CROSSES are lines … life intersects death … what’s next?

Plumb lines are straight … they help us create

Right lines or wrong lines may determine your fate

In matters of Truth … we should “hold the line”

In matters of justice … right lines are defined

God’s lines are “PLUMB-lines” … His foundations sure & true

If you follow His PRECEPTS … your life will be too

In LIFE: there’s a line toward Light & belief … this path is filled with hope

There’s also a line toward unbelief … this path is a dark & slippery slope

A dash is just a tiny line … but it’s like our life upon the earth

How we choose to fill that *“dash”* ... determines our life’s worth

All rights reserved:  Fay Marmalich-Vietmeier 

This poem is dedicated to one of “the best of bees” @JoelAnderson whose: “Lines in the Sand” inspired me to write "The Lines of Life"


Image: by Marija Novakovic 


*Reference to "The Dash" poem by Linda Ellis 


February 26th 2020 this poem blossomed from “draft”

I write: “In His Light”~ Fay Vietmeier

If my words make you think … Great ;~)

As “iron-sharpens-iron” … I enjoy bantering with other BEES … 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 and my loyal clients ... enjoy traveling, learning, good movies, good wine and golf. I’m a “heart-to-heart” communicator.



Fay Vietmeier Mar 27, 2020 · #54

#51 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
Thank you Franci~ I send you one yellow ROSE of friendship ... my bee-friend

Bee-well ;~)

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Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado Mar 27, 2020 · #53

Estimado @Fay Vietmeier & Familia.

"Lines of Life"

Palabras Clave: "Líneas de vida conexión de amor en sus profundas reflexiones"


Hay líneas de descenso ... en cada árbol genealógico

Un linaje de bondad y grandeza ... todos esperamos ver

Ciertamente hay líneas que debemos seguir desde los mandatos de luz, ejemplos; Cada árbol representa la vida en sus dimensiones (Nacer, Crecer, Fortalecerse, Dar sombra, Frutos, entre mucho mas).


Desde la sencillez la majestuosidad de la vida: Gran árbol, ramas extendidas, hojas, frutos, al conjunto de bienestares sus propósitos; desde brindar su diversidad a toda especie en existencia, hasta completar su relación con los seres humanos.


Veo al gran árbol dar sombra al más pequeño (Padres e Hijos).

Veo las ramas extendidas realizar sus valiosos propósitos; sostener a hermosas aves, insectos y mucho más “Seres Humanos”

Veo al hombre cortar un extremo del gran árbol.

Veo la sabia descender (Sangre del gran árbol).

Veo sustentación al pie del gran árbol (Hijos e hijas).

Veo raíces profundas (Nuestros orígenes, Nuestra Existencia).

Veo demostración de firmeza (Unión de Voluntades Humanas).

Veo al gran árbol transmitiéndonos confianza, certeza, esperanza, confianza (Fe en Dios)

Fuentes: Dios y la Universidad de la vida “Amor de Familia”, a quienes la agradecemos y representamos Oswaldo E. Diaz D & Familia – Viernes 27-03-2020.

Oswaldo Enrique Diaz Delgado Mar 27, 2020 · #52

Estimado @Fay Vietmeier & Familia.

"Lines of Life"

Palabras Clave: "Líneas de vida conexión de amor en sus profundas reflexiones"

ISAÍAS – Cap.1 (Enseñanzas de Dios entre nosotros).

15 Y cuando ustedes extienden las palmas de las manos, escondo de ustedes los ojos. Aunque hagan muchas oraciones, no escucho, sus mismas manos se han llenado de derramamiento de sangre.

16 Lávense, límpiense, quiten la maldad de sus tratos de enfrente de mis ojos, cesen de hacer lo malo.

17 Aprendan a hacer lo bueno, busquen la justicia, corrijan al opresor, dicten fallo para el huérfano de padre, defiendan la causa de la viuda.


A) There are lines of descent … in each family tree

B) A lineage of goodness & greatness … we all hope to see.




Fuentes: Dios y la Universidad de la vida “Amor de Familia”, a quienes la agradecemos y representamos Oswaldo E. Diaz D & Familia – Viernes 27-03-2020.

Fay Vietmeier Mar 23, 2020 · #50

@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Hello Franci ~ keeping you in the know ... I hope you are well
Spillwords published to ... my Birthday gift ;~)

I submitted this poem yesterday: The Lines of Life
Have changed some of the lines & added a few ... did the changes here on beBee as well ;~)
I'll let you know if Spillwords responds

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#48 I understand and I recently did the same thing. Good luck!

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Fay Vietmeier Mar 7, 2020 · #48

#46 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
Hello Franci ~ I appreciate your responding ... I'm in the midst of a computer transition and have set aside writing until I get thru the process ... a sort of withdrawal ;~)
Hope your weekend is "rest-FULL"

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