poem Posts

My Jewel [Poem]

My Jewel [Poem]

The past may hold us,
the future may change us,
yet something binds,
it holds and secures—

Memories, old and new,
combine to seal
and hold tight the grip—
the years cement.

Dwell [Poem]

Dwell [Poem]

I sit here
craving your presence

I close my eyes
hoping to feel you close

All the things
I busy myself with

Seem to pull me further away.

Homecoming [Poem]

Homecoming [Poem]

When all the tears have dried
and left a salty stain upon my cheek
I sit and feel the void,
the sadness I now feel
when life has had it’s way.

Bud [Poem]

Bud [Poem]

Opening, pushing through
budding, birthing
the cold has done
its work.

Growth under surface
harboring, planning
then release.

Gift of You [Poem]

Gift of You [Poem]

Few things in life can fully capture the impact a loved one can have on us. For me, my grandparents held a very special place in my heart as they were instrumental in my life from the time I was born. While both my grandfathers passed away many years ago, the first of my two cherished grandmothers passed away last week.

Forever Changed

Forever Changed

Written for my sister when she had her first child, this poem captures – for me – the incredible change I felt when I became a mother for the first time:

Perfect feet, curled in position
Newborn smell, you capture me.

Constant Guide

Constant Guide

My heart is staid and true
unwavering, constant.
Set on track
course marked out–
no straying.

A Crossroads

A Crossroads

In the dark hours of the night
I won’t give up on you,
Even if there’s no light
To penetrate the blue.

Margin

Margin

I shared this poem I wrote with my Bible study group this past year. Do you have any margin in your life? Are you good at saying no and leaving space in your life? (I’m not terribly good at leaving margin in my life, hence the poem.)