Flat Lining

Flat Lining

Behind the Poem: I've probably struggled a bit with depression since I was a teen. I'm convinced that I'm one of those people who is sensitive to fluctuating hormones. I'm also prone to Seasonal Affective Disorder, I have Hashimoto's Disease and I'm in Perimenopause. Add a pandemic and isolation into the mix and it's a [...]

Woes and Hope

Woes and Hope

Winter Woes The dark and dreary days of Winter Oft they leave me cold and blue Waking bereft of warmth and gladness  Longing for a different view. Where hath gone my joy and wonder? Where are all my skies of blue? Lord, have mercy  The way is murky My soul is weary My song's out [...]

I Haven't Forgotten

I Haven't Forgotten

To all my friends who’ve come and gone And those who’ve gone to be with God  I’m glad I knew you I'm thankful we met  Your love and kindness, I’ll never forget. I miss your hellos And your words of encouragement The things that made you uniquely you  And all the thoughtful things you said [...]

Guard Your Heart

Guard Your Heart

Don't keep looking at the darkest skies They'll only swallow you up in lies  Don't forget there's a silver lining  Behind those greys is something worth finding. Don't keep buying what you cannot feel You may not see it That doesn't make it real Don’t forget that the sun still shines  We're not alone  But [...]

Wisdom’s Wake Up Call

Wisdom’s Wake Up Call

People are talking. They say that Ignorance is bliss. But Wisdom sees things differently... Wisdom calls out “Wake up!” “You’re sleeping your life away!” Ignorance doesn't respect Wisdom. She taunts and jeers, “I have what I want.” But she doesn't understand that she stumbles around in the dark. She laughs and mocks Wisdom But Wisdom [...]

Dreaming

Dreaming

I'm dreaming… Of another place and better days Dreaming Of brighter thoughts and better ways  Dreaming  That dreams come true I know some do But while I dream there's work to do. I'm dreaming... That trials and tears come to an end Dreaming  Of laughter, love and friends  Dreaming  On wings I'll soar and life [...]

Soar

Soar

I wrote this poem for one of my best friends a couple of years back. I went looking for it because I felt that I really needed this reminder myself. The funny thing is that Chris and I have reversed roles. He is much happier and content than he was when we met. Wait a [...]

Abound in Hope

Abound in Hope

Don't be afraid to look ahead Don’t be afraid to dream There's still hope in the unseen. Maybe you can't see it with your eyes Maybe you're caught up in all of the lies But in hope we'll see We'll realize  The future bests the days behind.  Don't be afraid to take a chance There's [...]

Life As A Tree

Life As A Tree

Years ago (many years ago) I wrote a poem called "My life as a Tree." This poem was written before I ever knew Jesus. It was quite depressing and not at all hopeful. I must have tossed it out for this very reason.  Life wasn't so funny at the time, but now (even when I'm [...]