sweet, cool breeze lifts my face
snowman on dry grass.
Thanksgiving Day dawns
blessings beyond measure, hearts
full of love and praise.
Green leaf browns and curls
surely summer is now gone
dry wind rustles trees.
I’ve been busy putting together a series of posts on discernment because I’ve been made very aware lately of Satan’s full-on assault and how he’s attempting to sway Christians without their knowing. It’s my desire to keep the Body of Christ intact.
In the meantime … thanks for allowing me to sneak a haiku in now and again.
Cool humid morning
First hint of fall in the South
Joy comes to heat weary.
Sometimes when I’m having writer’s block I start spilling out thoughts in Haiku (a syllabic style of poetry with only three lines 5-7-5). I don’t know why it works (for me) except that it forces me to focus.
I love finding old poetry in my files. This piece was written five years ago.
Course, I don’t know if you’d call this a poem or just a bit of prose. Whatever the case, I leave it in your hands today.
Be well my friends and know that He is yours and you are His.
Every once in a while I like to try my hand at poetry …
Let your past memories slip unnoticed through your soul. Don’t allow them to anchor, to irritate, or to kidnap your thoughts. God uses your past but forgets it as soon as it’s over. It’s an example we should follow … to treat our history in the same manner. Valuable because it made you what you are today, but already forgotten because you are so much more.
So. Much. More.
A version of this poem originally ran May 20, 2013
Thank you Lord, for this beautiful day.
Oh how I long to see you return on the clouds,
holding out your hand
beckoning me with a smile.
I turn my face upward
yearning to be with you
breathless in the waiting.
And then with a snap,
an audible sound
my feet leave the ground.
As if the world had stopped holding me,
knowing it could not contain.
Knowing that I was made to soar with You
into the heavenly spaces.
I breathe deeply filling my lungs with clean cold air
refreshed ~ renewed
ready to begin the rest of my life with you.
Filled to beyond measure
the joy the love the peace
that knowing You can only bring.
I open my eyes and
though I remain on solid ground,
I smile, the future secure.
Thank you Lord
for this respite …
for my coming Heaven.