Help in the Shadows

Shadows loom Infringe upon peace fear Creeping Forward As if with a sword Then His light appears More brightly against the darkened tears Radiating goodness In the midst of sadness The shadow of His wings Is refuge, a place to cling Protection From any and every direction He has come to shield and prepare You … Continue reading Help in the Shadows

Love Observed

Cars whizz by On the fly To where? Is their home here? What's the rush? Says the drying rose bush Squirrels, though, they understand The clawing of hands For acorns If their mouths are empty, it might as well be thorns Often I see An elderly lady Stepping intently Holding the leash gently If she … Continue reading Love Observed

A Walk with Lonely

Cozy in my nook Reading a good book I hear Whispered in my Spirit Step outside, only He knows what you may find Could be thwarting, could be kind Snakey vines Climb inside Your heart Less pure, more tart The sky, light gray Tweeting birds fly away To higher ground Where they know to be … Continue reading A Walk with Lonely

Unfrozen

Crystals hardening A new day dawning His blue hues His misty morning Canada air Frozen here Covering the window Of my sleepy hollow Where fear and lies deeply burrow Frothing, freezing Heavy feeling What once was clear Now encrusted … is He still near? Why can’t I see The eyes who made me? When will … Continue reading Unfrozen

People-Watching, Life-listening

Two sandwiches cut in half She black bean Him chicken in a wrap Swapped piece for piece As they do At the altar Before God All to He Half to thee In this world Oddities Tease Ill-placed glamour Sends souls a clamor Smoothies pose As the source for all those Who thirst Back to the … Continue reading People-Watching, Life-listening

The Hope of His She-tree

His tree in this season She becomes bare Against His baby blue sky "Like a child," He says. His truth whispers As her leaves crumble and fall As He nudges her to tell all "Your story is mine," He says She believes Even though other trees Do not She weeps When she can't sleep Of … Continue reading The Hope of His She-tree

The Dimness in Depression

Depression is a cocoon immune to others needs Temporarily Taps become raps Snags morph into nags The list to do Ensues Battle Leaving you rattled Blasting fibs Lack of competence Zero confidence You see the shades half-south While the rest thank God cuz their sun never goes down Dim Is worse than dark You can … Continue reading The Dimness in Depression