Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

This Is Your Gain

Posted: April 18, 2013 in Poetry

When love hurts me Lord
and my heart feels broken
I walk to Gethsemene and
hear the words you have spoken

When love hurts me Lord
and I can’t bear the pain
I kneel at the rock where you sought
not your gain

but mine, Jesus
With your perfect love
that purchased my life with
your sin cleansing blood

When love hurts me Lord
I fall on my face
and plead for great mercy
you show me the place

to find your power
that enables my spirit
to walk the next mile
to gain peace within it

I cry Lord Jsus
for relief of the pain
and you answer me
Child, this is your gain

To suffer your faith
with me close to your side
I’ll carry you as needed
you’ll not be denied

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For My Mother

Posted: April 18, 2013 in Poetry

When did you become my friend?

Memories stir within my head

And struggle, knowing my role has

Changed.

And yet, the struggle adds value

To the ebb and flow

Of give and take

And you bless my heart.

You held me in the night,

When fears became live

and imagination reigned.

I called for you

When fear gave way to fright.

from somewhere beyond my sight,

you came with comfort,

speaking words of peace.

Imagination has given way

To realities that stir my thoughts.

Your presence still brings comfort

As one who is a friend.

I wonder, if I too have changed.

Instead of calling for you

In the night of fear,

Am I here for you

In your need of words

That offer peace?

Childhood gone, yet fear still comes.

In realities that glare

as much in day as in the dark.

Faith becomes our partnership

And tandem steps

Carry forward, what is – from

What has been.

But still I wonder…

When did you become my friend?
October, 2010

Legacy

Posted: April 18, 2013 in Poetry

I want to leave a legacy,
something of the soul.
things that bless and tickle me.
A foundation on which to grow.
I want to share
the most profound,
and commiunicate
how I have found,
life’s ebb and flow
and thorny trails,
have brought victory
through many ails.

When I am gone
what will you find
among the things I leave behind?

Will my family cry
through laughter sweet,
and find their comfort
at Christ’s feet?
Please dear Lord
when I am gone,
Let them find
the saved way home
by what I’ve left behind.
May, 2003

You are Stronger than you think.

Posted: April 18, 2013 in Poetry

You are stronger than you think.
In the shadows previously passed,
Groping and gasping, you found your light.
In laughter and peace where hope is cast,
Your creativity set things right.
Committed to truth and what is good,
Strength rises as food for the soul.
Gratitude becomes practice as it should
And thanksgiving is your morning knoll.
Each day brings new mercy to see God’s face
And hands set to working with God’s good gifts
Bring your heart to pace with God’s good grace
And joy or trials our frame, suddenly fits.
You are stronger than you think
When your heart sinks in expectations failed
And life takes you to ability’s brink
It is there your faith will sail!