Remembering Real

I remember your name as it rang out so clear,
And your voice nestled deep in my heart through my ears.
I remember your heart as it came to my hands,
And my mind reached for you to fulfill Heaven’s plans.
For the mind only sees and the heart only feels
Precious love from above through the Spirit so real.

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The Work of Love

You make me laugh and cry like no one can
With smiles and tears to end and start anew.
Your love does free and bind with tender hand
And break down walls to build me up with truth.
*Unfettered now, I hold on tight to you.
You carry me away to bring me home,
And in the dark, you light the winding road.


A Chaucerian stanza for Frank’s prompt at
dVerse.
Personally I don’t like the sound of 7 lines. Six or 8 feel better. I originally wrote this in 6, without the starred line, then realized it wasn’t true to form. The poem turned out well, but this one simple stanza took a long time to write!

Heaven Sent

You keep me and sleep me
on dark chilly nights.
You wake me and take me
to stand in the light.

You feed me and need me
in trials and tears.
You feel me and heal me
from worries and fears.

You charm me and warm me,
so gentle and kind.
You thrill me and fill me
with laughter inside.

You know me and show me
the beauty of life.
You sing me and bring me
a song of delight.

You hold me, enfold me
in love without bounds.
For Heaven has given
the blessing we found.

Peace Day

Today is the Autumn Equinox, as well as International Day of Peace. World Peace is a noble goal; however, Peace begins with, and within each one of us.

On this International Day of Peace,
We cannot ask when all the wars will cease.

We must look with wisdom so deep inside,
Asking when in us will the Peace abide?

May we bless each day that we’re blessed to wake,
For the Peace we get is the Peace we make.

Any war outside is a war within,
But the Spirit fights for Its Peace again.

Every step so tiny and moment small
Is a piece of Peace, for one and all.

Though it may not manifest on this Earth,
Peace begins with us, for we give It birth.

For beyond the strife is a Spirit great
With a voice that urges us not to wait.

We must light it now with a flame so strong,
Making Peace the message we pass along.

On this International Day of Peace,
We cannot ask when all the wars will cease.

We must look with wisdom so deep inside,
And attend the flame of a peaceful life.

Centered in the Storm

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I wrote these lyrics while I was fasting and praying for those affected by hurricane Irma last Sunday, 9/10/17. My prayers continue for those who were injured, who lost loved ones, and who are still without electricity and other things that have become essential. And may we all be thankful for all the good things and people in our lives, and not take them for granted.

Wind so wild and raging,
Rains are pouring down.
Let Your children rest in
The peace that’s Yours alone.

‘Cause You know all Your children
By name and so much more.
Please show Your grace and peace O Lord,,
Centered, centered in the storm.

News of devastation,
Everything at stake.
Still Your love is stronger
Than any storm that breaks.

‘Cause You know all Your children
By name and so much more.
Please show Your love and power,
Centered, centered in the storm.

“We don’t know Your purpose
Or understand Your ways.
Guide us and protect us;
Thy will be done,” we pray.

‘Cause You know all Your children
By name and so much more.
Please help us sing Your praises,
Centered, centered in the storm.

‘Cause You know all Your children
By name and so much more.
And life is for Your glory,
Even centered in the storm.

For You are centered in the storm.
Centered in the storm,
You are centered in the storm.