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The gift of a messenger

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Through a simple letter
of encouragement

Meant to show me
The beauty of Jesus’s love
(Which it surely did)

The light of that love
Shone so brightly back
To his face, so intently on mine

With so much kindness
Etched in every line
Love meant without intention

But pure hearted love
And not only did I see
The intended

But the utter beauty
Of the human heart
Of the bearer of the message

And with profound tears
Without fear
I bow to you Jesus

For the gift of more
Than just the message
But the messenger
Who now holds my heart

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Looking through the windshield

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Fat drops rapidly
Slam into the windshield
As I stare
Into the blackness
Of this rainy night

Trying to find sight
Into what the future
Should look like

But the road just bends
And I can’t pretend
It doesn’t scare me

I wish for sunny days
Full of your light
Beautiful blue eyes
That help me see

And I hope for ways
To manage this
Knot in my gut
When I can’t see at all

Hold onto faith
When I’m on my knees
Fresh from a fall

But the road just bends
And I can’t pretend
It doesn’t scare me

So I’ll pray
When there aren’t
Words to say
That can stay
The fear
Built from years
Of experience

What he thinks

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His eyes crinkle
At the edges
As he contemplates

How someone
In a wheelchair
would get by

The construction signs
Haphazardly
Placed across the sidewalk

And his frown
Soft voice turned down
As he talks

And my love abounds
Here In the interior
Of this van

For this man
Who always thinks
of such things

Through the lens

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Through the lens
She captures
The beauty you dare
Not see

Because then you’d
Have no reason
To be
Disappointed

Between the fantasy
Of what life
Should be
And the reality

That imperfections
Demonstrate

Inspections
Of faith
Demand
Truth not be blind

Yet be kind
But your amazing eyes
Swim in tears

From these years
Of self propelled
Reflection
Of every flaw
And every sin

Always focused
So deep within
Whilst grace
abounds

When the same eyes
Hear my similar sighs

And such love
Resounds
Here in my heart
At this image I see
Of you in my lens

Of not what you can be
Or change
Or do or see
But here and now

In the lines of jaw
Long lashes that surround
Depths of blue
And endless hues
Of all the chaos
That is wholly, beautifully
You.

The wonder of you

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When you say just the right words
That I need to hear
The world all around us
Crumbles away and disappears

And all that’s left
Is the sound of your beating heart
In rhythm with mine
And despite the chaos
Outside this space
Or inside my mind
I know innately
That it’s gonna be just fine

That all I must do
Is to wrap these arms around you
And hold on tight

Because in this this crazy life
We may lose sight
Of what is right
Here in what goes wrong
In all the shiny lights
And nightmare filled nights
Or never-ending, task filled throng
Of expectations
To do’s, reports, meetings
Repeating’s

When you say just the right words
That I need to hear
The world all around us
Crumbles away and disappears

And all that’s left
Is the sound of your beating heart
In rhythm with mine
And despite the chaos
Outside this space
Or inside my mind
I know innately
That it’s gonna be just fine

When I sink to my knees
At the end of my rope
And I think
I can’t take another step
you look into these eyes
And without a blink
You link your fingers with mine
And tell me you wouldn’t lie
That if it weren’t for me
You couldn’t get by

That you and I
are made of hope
and faith and love
and those beautiful blue eyes
look so deeply into these green
bring such wonder
I’ve never seen

That only divine things
Could have brought this love
Into being

When you say just the right words
That I need to hear
The world all around us
Crumbles away and disappears

And all that’s left
Is the sound of your beating heart
In rhythm with mine
And despite the chaos
Outside this space
Or inside my mind
I know innately
That it’s gonna be just fine

Wishing away the empath

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Tears trundle
Down warm cheeks
Emotions
Not mine own

Creeping
Crawling
Across my skin

Seeping
Unbidden within

Standing in the shower
At the end of the day

Hoping to wash
Them all away

But the water
Just mingles
With the soap

And the tears
Confirms the fears
Before the hope
Falls
Falls
Falls
Down the drain

Recycled dreams

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You took away my right
And now I relive it
Every single night

These tears soak
Into my pillow
As I try and fight

And wonder if maybe
Just maybe
I deserve this pain

That wrings
This heart out
Again
And again
And again

Where in the light
Of day
I pray

fragile faith
Can keep
Tired memories at bay

Instead of recycling
Them back
Into sight

Giving them wings
And flight

And punishing me
For something
I don’t understand

And can’t possibly
Get right
Enough to ignite

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