The Gloaming (Poetry Version)

In the twilight of faith In a darkening hour When the wick is all but spent I have become A reed bruised But not quite bent. With pain that screams louder Than the Name I have only heard rumors of In my haste I let my hope leave While I continue to grieve My former [...]

Whispering Fears

The whispering fears echo the loudest Reverberating through my mind Like ripples of trepidation That want to keep me off balance Doubt attempts to overwhelm me And crown itself the proudest Resident of my heart Leaving my steps of faith Behind in the distance. Memories of forgotten victories Are lost among the drudgery Of more [...]

A Prayer for Stillness (Psalm 46:10-11)

    I need Your whispers To speak louder Than my complaints Your soft answers To turn away my wrath And offer restraint Your words To overtake my thoughts Your wounds to heal my pain And Your grace to cover my shame.   I surrender the violence Of my confessions To the silence To be [...]

Descend and Wallow

[I started this poem some time ago during a time of severe depression. Due to the often therapeutic effect of writing, I found I couldn't finish it then as writing it began to cheer me up. It is finally done and although admittedly a dark piece, I pray someone finds hope from it.]     [...]

One Smile Away

I am overwhelmed By every glance from you Overcome By attention never anticipated I am overrun By thoughts of what could be And completely overtaken By the memory Of the smile That brought my heart To its knees. What do you think When my expression Appears nothing more than pensive? When my interest Seems nothing [...]

If It Meant…

I would gladly run around In the circles of your silence If it meant One day we would collide And find out what could commence. I will avoid your gaze For as long as it takes If it means Your eyes will become devoid Of any mistakes In finding mine. I would ask God’s help [...]

Freshly Fallen Hope (Greeting Card Remix)

In the deadness of winter With your blinking thoughts Refusing to yield To anything But the wind and confusion Of disappointment and disillusion In the dreariness of what hinders With all its blinding cost And refusal to heal With your spirit badly shaken And soul Left freezing From the unwanted Day of reckoning And silencing [...]

On Separation of Life and Love

[This post is dedicated to my sister-in-law whose father died a year ago this week. This poem was written many years ago when he was on his deathbed. Through God's mercy He granted him several more years to spend with his family. It is my prayer that God provides her and her mother solace and [...]