The Measure of My Creation

My Beloved, To you today I give my heart, My hands, my feet, my soul— All I am and will become Are yours to have, to hold. First by God and then by you My all is wholly owned. I desire you to feel and know My deep abiding love That from my heart and…

Finding You

  Sometimes, lying in my bed at night I long for that gentle touch That will guide me to the light. I often wish I could see your gentle face, Hear your sweet, loving voice Speaking to my trembling heart. I long for that warm embrace Taking all the pain away. I sometimes long to…

Ashes

I look at these things, Symbols of the ashes of the past— Even some a few days old. Old comforts, Longings, hopes and dreams. Fresh heartaches, Seeping, bleeding heartbreaks Still steaming and sizzling In the fire’s flames. They haunt me round the room, From under the bed they speak to me, Reminding me of what…

Will You Still Love Me?

Will you still love me If my ears are pierced And I have tattoos and a toe ring, Shiney and smooth? Will you still love me If I drink and cuss On occasions when life is hard And I don’t know how to cope. Will you still love me Even though I’m so lost, Though…

If

If a word were worth a million kisses I’d speak a billion words. If a kiss were worth a billion “fall-into-you” embraces I’d give you a trillion kisses. If a trillion “fall-into-you” embraces were worth a Love that had no end I’d never stop “falling-into-you”. And since I have already a love that never ends…

The Loving Thing To Do

Sometimes the loving thing to do Is the very thing you don’t want to do. It’s as painful to you As to the one you love. Why is that? Sometimes the loving thing to do Is to let go When everything in you wants to hold on tight. Sometimes the loving thing is to hold…

Mother

I thought I’d share this poem, since it’s Mother’s Day today. I wrote this poem for my mom when I was 14. Our relationships had it’s ups and downs and life’s thrown a lot of curve balls but God has truly blessed me with an awesome mom. I really love my mom. I have another poem that I wrote…

A Memory

This is part two of a four part poem that I wrote last week. For now I am only going to post this part. This is a “new leaf” kind of poem. Starting over. Healing and moving on from the past. Waiting. Being patient for God to fulfill His promises and His plans. Dedicated to…

Now I Know

This poem is “the next phase” that I wrote after Then I Knew. (Recommend reading that first.) The last couple of weeks I’ve been in a tumult Because I knew the six months I’d set for myself To give you my final decision Was almost up. As I look back upon these near six months…

Now A Woman I Must Be

This is a poem that I wrote almost exactly three years ago while in UNI–a psychiatric hospital. I was about 7 weeks pregnant with my daughter at the time. It was a very difficult time for me, but I did a lot of growing and processing that was really important too. It does have a little…

A Shatter and A Roar

Over the years I’ve watched my Papa come through a lot of things. He’s passed through a lot of trials. His father was an abusive man on about every level and his choices towards my papa left Papa very broken and in need of a lot of healing. Papa’s had so many reasons to give…

What a Birthday Means to Me

As I think about this time of year and what is celebrated, I think about the One we celebrate, who He is and the hope He gives us. Seeing that His birthday is celebrated by so many this day, I thought it fitting to share this with you.   A birthday is a new beginning,…