Category Archives: Poetry

Who Am I?

Who am I? I am a mother, a daughter A wife and lover. Who am I? I am a teacher, a student a woman and child. Who am I? I am the strong one: a friend and confidant. Who am … Continue reading

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Empty Peace

Peace elusive, peace reclusive Peace Peace Peace PEACE Chasing wind, empty dreams Spewing hate, preaching peace And we wonder: My God, WHY? Why is this happening AGAIN? Where walls divide peace┬ácan’t abide Politics, morality Virtue dying, hatred rising The Me-Generation … Continue reading

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Scar Stories

The scars I bear tell the story Of what has wounded me Like the Savior bore His scars When He hung upon the tree See here, His hands, His feet, His side My scars are buried deep inside Can’t you … Continue reading

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In My Head, I am a Writer

In my head I am a writer Sitting silent at my craft Coffee warm and steaming upward Swiftly typing my first draft Laptop open Notebook ready For my every eloquence Lines of prose pour forth before me Words of life … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Creation Cycle: A Poem for Easter

The barrenness of winter Gives way to the bursting blooms of spring. Twisted, gnarled branches Stretch out their arms For the new season of verdant shade, Protecting birds, squirrels, and me. Bulbs and roots awake from their sleep, Revealing stems, … Continue reading

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Blowing Bubbles

  blowing bubbles chasing troubles false humility self-idolatry floating on the wind circle back again time has taken hope forsaken blowing bubbles healing troubles true humility solidarity facing in the wind forward to the end Christ awakens hope unshaken   … Continue reading

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Draw Deeply

  Draw a drink of water Deeply from the well; Wayward woman sitting At the gates of Hell Living Water quenches What pleasure never can; Filling up her emptiness In the arms of men Judge not others harshly The wounds … Continue reading

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Broken Glass

Shattered, broken life pieces Scattered on the floor; Usefulness is ended Beautiful no more Shards of glass, sharp edges Gathered up cut deep; Vibrant colors dirt-dulled My soul no more to keep Shattered, broken life pieces Scattered at the Throne; … Continue reading

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Precious Sacrifice

  Precious sacrifice On the altar of my vice. Kicking, churning deep within; Only God can see my sin.   Mother-heart multiplied Beneath my breast and deep inside. Now the heart is punctured through; I saw nothing else to do. … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Living Sacrifice

Motherhood: “…to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” -Elizabeth Stone Scrubbing Washing Folding Chopping Mixing Cooking Wiping Rubbing Holding Chasing Tending Training Giving Hugging Kissing Praying Caring Living Leading Guiding LOVING LOVING LOVING LOVING … Continue reading

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