Category Archives: Poetry

Precious

You are precious to God. A long time ago, before the foundation of the earth, He knew you. He knew the circumstances that would surround your birth. He knew about your childhood. He was aware of all you would experience in your life. He knows about the hurts, the disappointments, the hopes and the dreams. …

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Alone

Silence explodes enveloping my world like the mushroom cloud of an atom bomb now that I am here without you. In youth I craved solitude – the stillness, a lack of expectation, no mindless chatter to clutter my thoughts…. now, like an old friend who has outworn his welcome, its presence dogs my steps and …

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Gratitude

Your smile lingers in my mind. I can still recall the sparkle in your eye and the sound of your laughter. Memories comfort me when missing you threatens to overtake my heart. I remember how we laughed and loved and gave each other strength in the hard times… how much we cherished not being alone …

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Interment day

The silence was palpable as I placed your ashes in their niche. I wonder – did they see me kiss your urn or hear me say, “I love you”? I should have spoken at the committal ceremony but I didn’t know what to say. How can you sum up years of memories in a 15 …

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All I Need

Look at me. I’m a mess. Broken, weak, and bleeding, I make my way to the throne of grace. I stumble over pride, shortcomings, and fear as I crawl to the feet of Jesus. The cares of life grab at my ankles, demanding my attention, trying to distract me from my goal. I wonder if …

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