Tag Archives: faith

This Low Winter Sun

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I awake in the arms of fear
Cold sweat in my bed

This low winter sun that won’t quit
Blows warmth past Tuesday’s early dawn
Into a distance warmed-over
Heavy snow in my horizon
Telling me the days of night are far from over

* I caught the preview of a new TV show Low Winter Sun last week and this was born :).

We Tell Ourselves

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We tell ourselves
In the end it all will be alright
Antsy fingers crossed for the days unknown
But what do we know as fate unfolds
Dawn revealing varied thoughts and deeds
Faith trampled or tackled

We tell ourselves
In the end it all will be alright
Fingers crossed with each battle won
What will be next? We wonder each time
What will be next? We ponder out loud

We tell ourselves
In the end it all will be alright
But what do we know as fate unfolds
For all too soon night falls and we drift to slumber
Dreams numbing doubts
All the while reassuring minds
In the end it all will be alright

But what do we know
As fate unfolds…

FEAR: The Doubts Of Many Nights

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False Evidence Appearing Real
The doom of many dreams

Day after day it plagues
Which one will soon come true?
The emotion that captivates the heart to still…
Or passion that causes it to bleed(beat)

I Question

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Prayers from these weary lips
Supplications from this trembling heart
Often go unanswered
Night after night
Or so it seems
These eyes lack sight
They do not see past the salty tears

The fate of earth a burden on these tired shoulders
Hope falling with every failed tear wiped dry
Somehow better must be done…
But when and how?
By whom and with what?

The weight of many worries crush my frame
It mocks my faith and belittles my beliefs

What do I believe these days?
Do I believe anymore?
I question life and day I question doubt and faith
I question my existence and its truth
What is my purpose in the midst of hurt that so overwhelms?

Those children going for nights without bread
Their crumbled roofs encircling death & reproach around them
Nightmares overshadow their sleep
Every morning those nightmares unfold in their pained reality

These lips tremble in prayer
This heart cries in supplication
It seeks for hope within my broken center

Perhaps my only hope
The answer that I seek is doing my part
And living in faith

I Remain

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In the harshest of weathers
Brimming fire and scorching tones
Ice chilling cold with rivers frozen over
Green leaved trees brown & dead in their fallen glory

I remain
Grounded and unafraid
Strong & unshaken in my stead
Heavy head lifted high
Purposefully kept high

My heart humbly acknowledges
An old & proven truth
Like days of old
This too soon shall pass…

I remain
Grounded and unafraid
Strong & unshaken in my spirit

How Quickly I Forget

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The truth is I am blessed
Yet somehow in the midst of life
All I feel is stress
Lost in the world of back and forth
How quickly I forget

How quickly I forget the smile on two dainty faces
Faces that ask to be kissed over and over
Then some more over again
Soft dark skin forever blushing love

How quickly I forget the arms broad and wide wrapping me tight
Night after night
Sweetness and good lust whispered in eager ears

How quickly I forget my father’s words of wisdom
Timely and genuine
Quietly echoed with kindness and strength
Sound correction, profound truth

How quickly I forget the love of a Savior
Offered at will to an undeserving me
Time and time again

How quickly I forget L.O.V.E
Quiet and warm
Cheering me on
Leading me strong…

How quickly I forget
How truly blessed I am

A Very Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing women out there! You deserve this day, and everyone in between.

I am up early as is usual, and couldn’t go back to sleep;  so I decided to look through old pictures and of course they were filled with images of the girls at 6 pounds or so. Amazing how time flies and how truly blessed I am to be (their) mom. I can’t help but be truly thankful and count my very many blessings. Such a great honor mommy hood has bestowed on me, and  I am sure many mothers will agree.

What is our good fortune but these ones
Who welcome, and celebrate us with I LOVE YOU
On tough hard days
And the many light ones in between
How fortunate we are
These priceless hearts
Beating love and affection
Happily calling us (their) mom

Today as we celebrate all our amazing mothers, let us go the extra step to celebrate them daily…perhaps not with all the pomp and attention today gets but still with  all the gratitude and genuine love.

Have a very blessed and happy mother’s day!