Be A Light

Be A Light

Any kind of light Is a help in the darkness And what kind of light Doesn’t matter As long as you shine. You can be a flashlight, With a strong and steady beam But even a flashlight Needs fresh batteries To be effective. You can be a candlelight, A soft glow, Just...
When I Think About Life

When I Think About Life

When I think about life I see flowers, exploding with colors And I think, what a paint pallet God must have. I see water, from the tiniest trickling brook To the vastness of the oceans And I think, what a deft hand at measuring God must have. I see love, spanning time...
Come to Daddy

Come to Daddy

Outstretched arms and stumbling feet Baby steps with eyes focused On the one he’s come to trust “I’m here. Come to Daddy.” Training wheels off – a gentle push “You’re doing it!” And then the skinned knees “I’m here. Come to Daddy.” Teenage heart – broken in two By the...
This is Joy

This is Joy

The rustle of leaves kissed by the gentle wind Rays of sunlight peeking through the clouds Gurgling water splashing over the rocks Songbirds saying thanks for a morning snack Prisms through the window Neighbor dogs greeting each other across the fence Brilliant...
Who Knew?

Who Knew?

Who knew that you could have too much quiet?  Who knew that you could tire of having too much time to read, to fidget with puzzles and rearrange closets and drawers? Who knew that a Marco Polo or FaceTime chats with family would be the highlight of your day? Who knew...
The Woman’s Plight

The Woman’s Plight

Author’s Note: This is an example of Catena Rondo poetry, and the rules are as follows: The rhyming pattern must be abba. The first and last lines of each verse must be the same. The first line of the second verse must be the second line of the first verse, and so on....