Posts Tagged: poetry

Cradle of Prayer

We huddle against the odds.

Battle bruised and broken, interlocked

by purpose, cradling

each other in prayer.

 

 

 

Aired Out

Sucking in the stale air

of depression, regurgitating

regret day after day.

 

Throw open windows!

 

You broke the seal of

our tomb of circumstances.

Resurrect the fresh fragrance

of hope planted in the sunshine of our dreams.

Filter life through the curtains of our mourning soul

and invite us to

open our eyes to Spring.

Jesus’ Cologne

Breathe in the sweet fragrance of scripture, until

we recognize his scent on humanity.

 

 

Still Standing

Shallow roots of entwined
community. Disciples sturdy
with faith,
raise branches
Sunward in worship.

Unraveling Upper Room

We need an upper room

to cloister our grief and shock

of burying the plans

we wove tightly into

you.

 

 

 

Valuable Valentine

Trace the curves of Virtue,

She softens your soul

with her joy, and kneads

stresses away with her

attentive ear.

How tenderly she leans into your perspective,

and fills your world with fresh fragrance.

Cradle her heart

like a valuable valentine–

You are nurturing the heart of God.

Pickpocket

Depression is a pickpocket,

Pinching souls of pluck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unwrapping Sorrow

Packaged patiently within pain

is the gift of possibility.

Unopened. . . or open does not change content.

Bitterness and despair torn open and discarded,

like a shiny exoskeleton no longer attractive.

My passion–hope secreted within the gift of sorrow.

 

 

 

One Necessary Thing

Luke 10:41But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, 42but one thing is necessary.

Mind distracted by obligation,

hands and heart

splintered bitter in our scrambling to sustain

God,

who chooses to dwell with us.

 

“Relate to me.

Receive my love Martha.

Sit with me and

Unwrap my presence.

I am your satisfaction, your great reward.

Need nothing more.”

 

 

 

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