Woes in the Ordinary: A #Poem


Neighborhood air

Birds free-fly
Soar high
Above the busy, the life, the smoke and strife
Houses command space
People breathe,
Rob the plants and trees

Cars rattle and roam
Emitting fumes and poison
These things we ignore
When we must go, when we yearn to leave
Under the trees,
A breeze
Resurrecting life from suffocating heat
A reprieve
Happy chirps
Keep walking

Moving into daylight
His sun shines on all
Dead and living
Mourning and cheering

Blades of wet grass after the night storm
Boast His grace, stagnant water shimmering
Sweat collecting on my brow rim
Crawling down my back
Rounding the corner

An arbor umbrella
A blast, the breath of the Alpha and Omega
A sign to say “Wake up, be thankful you are here
Not here on this sidewalk
Here on this earth, in this atmosphere.”

I plead, “Please forgive my eyes
Looking down leads to demise
Of a grateful heart.”

Drawing ever-near
Opening my soul so that I may hear
His step-directions
His blessed protection
His love in its many dimensions
His gentle corrections
Of my inevitable transgressions~


Welcome all! Oh how I am thankful for Jesus and His nudging to begin this poetry blog. Today’s poem reflects my difficulty to return home after our mountain vacation. Photos are from Pixabay.com.

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Have a blessed Monday!

In Christ,



3 thoughts on “Woes in the Ordinary: A #Poem

  1. This was such a beautifully written piece!
    I simply loved it…
    Looking forward to reading more from you, Julie! ❤


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