Poetry Tuesday – There I Abide

Will you remember me
In some distant land,
Where we walked by the sea,
Hand-in-hand?
Will you feel my kiss
Tender on your lips,
Though years amiss?
Green to red turn tips,
As autumn claims her lot.
Time slips away,
And I am not
The same as yesterday.
Weary and worn,
Years upon years,
Tattered and torn,
Bittersweet tears,
But hope has a hold
On my heart evermore,
For no matter how old
Our souls, they soar.
Remember my word
From long ago.
I keep it — heard
By you, so just know —
My love for you only grows,
No matter what and why,
For wherever your heart goes,
There I abide and never die.
03/08/17

Tuesday Poem – Rag Doll

A verdant symphony echoes

Above, around, below,

Encompassing her free form,

A tender touch,

An ardent dance,

But an embrace that withers

When blows the cold tempest.

Life is ripped,

Their brown, broken skeletons exposed

In a forest of death.

She stops — alone —

Falls to barrenness.

The floppy rag doll tears —

The final seam undone.

05/24/17

Poetry Tuesday – Always Hope

When doubts and fears are closing in,

And I feel I simply cannot win,

Let the Lord be the only portion for me,

To clear my blind eyes, so I can see,

More deeply the plans He has for my life.

We are not guaranteed no hardship or strife,

But rather than trying to demand control,

Allow God to take on that role.

Like little children, He holds us in His arms,

Protecting us, guiding us, keeping us from harm.

So when life is a struggle and you cannot cope,

Turn to God, with whom there is always hope.

03/25/13