Monday, September 29, 2014

A Smile to Light the World

How could I not love it
with just a glimpse
I find my hopes renewed
and my dreams replenished
when my dreams are filled
my hopes find strength
with but a glimpse
to love the more

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lessons Born

Fight not flee 
Work not shirk 
Stand not sit 

The fight is here 
The job needs done 
Are you going to sit idly by 
and let it pass you by 

There are things that need 
to be learned 
Who will stand and learn them 
There are insights to be gained 
Who will push to see them born 
There is growth that must occur 
Who will fight to see it through 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Hidden Beauty

She knows me so 
extremely well, like an 
x-ray into the depths of my soul 
yet still there is more 

More that she can do 
oh I try to tell her but 
my tongue cannot express such joy 
my pen cannot sculpt such divinity 
and so I am left to love and serve her 

My Thoughts about the Poem 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Truth's Veil

How to hide the truth 
Can I simply tell a lie 
Oh sure 
But there are far more ways than just that 
I could tell just enough of the truth 
To lead them to a false conclusion 
I could not speak up when truth would be needed 
Or simply not speak at all 
I could actually just not admit to myself about a problem 
I could carefully weave truths in with lies 
I could even tell the whole and complete truth 
But tell it in such a way that they believe it to be a lie 
Oh yes there are many, many ways to hide the truth 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Answered Prayers

I prayed and prayed 
Waited and waited 
Years turned into decades 
Then finally 
You came 
Then I learned 
You my love 
Were more than worth the wait 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Growing Opportunities

A test 
A trial 
A struggle 
A challenge 
Are they really all that bad 
Okay so they make us cry 
But so does giving birth 
And in the end 
When you stop to see 
The miracle that has occurred 
Lives are changed 
Tears of sorrow and pain 
Are wiped away 
And turn to joy 

Monday, September 22, 2014

Death's Path

It comes for all
For some sooner than others
Some only have but a few minutes before it comes
Others have a hundred years
For some they simply slip away
For others it is a long and painful journey
For some the paths of live were joyous and blessed
For others they were filled with bitter anger and misery
But in the end all are given all the same
A chance to get a body
A chance to return back to that God that gave them life
For those who live beyond those first few minutes
And live to stand through the years
They are given more
They are given
The opportunity to learn and grow
The opportunity to learn what their limits are
The opportunity to love their neighbor
The opportunity to love another
And most importantly
They are given
The opportunity to change the world
By sharing their unique gifts