Category Poetry

Sweet Sleeping Little One

Sweet sleeping little one Is the day already done? Though some of the minutes seemed rather long, The hours really and truly sped along Now here I am, watching you sleep Until out of your room I will creep Quietly, downstairs, to sit and wonder Did I act wisely, or make a blunder? For your […]

A Poem for Some Dear Ones

I know someone dear to me Who exemplifies both strength and fragility All in one life, side by side Courage soars and fear tries to hide Certainty and doubt vie for first place And a myriad of expressions cross her face Joyful laughter and deep sadness, too Hurt and confusion not hidden from view Yet […]

Distant But Coming

Distant thunder, getting closer, rumbling in the night No rain yet, nor any wind, no reason for fuss or fright Low, deep grumblings, I should be sleeping Instead a late night watch I am keeping It’s like knowing when a change is near So we carefully turn eye and ear All the signs point one way But […]

Florida Winter

A Haiku for the Palm Tree No icicles here Majestic green fronds, soaring Florida winter   I wrote this poem in my head while stopped at a traffic light yesterday.  I think I remembered it correctly!  I took the picture last week (mid-January) while at the neighborhood pool with my daughter.  She loves wearing shorts […]

My Guest Writer

I have full permission from this writer, who is most esteemed in our family, to publish one of his poems here.  You probably haven’t heard of him, nor will I even use his full name here.  He is our dear son, who will turn 8 this spring.  He likes to write, it comes easily to […]

The Voices: A Battle

Every day, we have a choice To heed one or another voice There are two who want to rule each mind To hem us in, front and behind One came to heal us and bring joy The other comes to kill, steal, and destroy Those whispers we hear… To which will we give ear? One […]

12/21/12–A Small Poem About Our Present Age and Days to Come

Troublesome headlines Grieving friends Groaning world Frightening times Backwards thinking Dark hearts Unseeing eyes Confused minds I pray Hope lives Victorious Savior The more I read stories from all over the world, the more I see signs of what is to come.  Many may think I’m misled or even foolish, but I dare to say […]