LONGING

Longing Buried beneath every question Beneath disappointment It calls out Photo by Henrique Hanemann on Unsplash Longing It weeps beneath the rubble of past mistakes of wounds so deep Photo by David Clode on Unsplash Longing It moves Within me Tossed and swelling Photo by Abdul Azeez Garbadeen on Unsplash Bellowing Whispering Alive Latent yet [...]

All I Know of You

//The following is a song that I wrote when I was going through a great time of struggle and suffering. When all my understanding comes unraveled And all I've known as certain starts to shake When every question meets with utter silence I can feel the break. I can feel the break   When the [...]

Let Love……

Your love. Deeper than the darkest ocean. Touching my depths. Healing the wound that came when hearts turn away from you. Healing the hurt I never knew owned so much of my soul. It has to be deep, love,  to go down so far. To go down into the lost places. lost hope. lost love. lost sight. [...]

SLEEP, BABY, SLEEP

The silence is a lullaby that sings me into peace. And yesterday is quiet now as past, it is deceased. No longer, can I hear the sound of the howling of the pain. The heartbreak just a passage to my life now wide-awake. Awake to joy where sorrow loomed. Awake to hope, swallowed the doom. [...]

Temporary Things

These temporary things These light afflictions Can’t compare To the glory found in me When I walk through this valley On my knees Wielding sword Or quietly trusting Both are in me Wreathing in pain Yet crying out in victory You’re never going To leave me So I will rest like Babe on breast Love [...]

Warrior

The warrior may buckle Contending for the faith But she will not be broken Her Champion sustains All she puts her trust in Through tears that stain her face.   There is no retreat Though at times She does long for it As she wearies As she wonders Then courage, it awakes her To keep [...]

HOPE

You are my Comfort in the howling wind The Steadfast of my heart within You are the Promise I am clinging to When the Liar weaves his tale untrue Hope against all hope You are Light in the deepest dark You’ll be In laughter or in tears My heart will declare God You are good, [...]

THE GIFT

It's a rare gift when a parent receives a moment in time that resolves all the moments that came before it. This poem is the memory of one such gift. Dedicated to my daughter for her strength, resilience, and devotion to love! The gleam in her eyes as he rounded the corner gave her heart [...]

Across The Table

I don't want to climb a ladder I want to sit across a table Look into your eyes And commune with your heart No desire to scale a mountain But a garden, cultivate Be fruitful in strength and mercy Arms in jubilance with babes Sing into the midnight A lullaby of faith In God alone [...]

MOTHER

This poem is about a woman trying to serve her family while the demons of the past haunt her. They spoke death and doubt to her. She mustered up the strength to raise a family in the midst of the mental onslaught with her Redeemer by her side. It may seem dark to some, but [...]

DEATH’S DEMISE

There is a truth imminent in the dark A shout that will not keep silent In the face of death It laughs At the strongest foe It mocks No power can defeat it Though try they have   On a tree In a grave In tearing flesh In shouts of agony Its sound was heard [...]

WOMAN

I never learned to honor the woman that is me Rarely, if ever, did I see what it looked like Permission to breathe or even exist I thought was necessary And so I begged Pleaded for the space to belong To be approved To be validated To be And so I partnered with the lie [...]