Tag Archives: 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 […]

True Friends

Observing my children with their friends and also considering the friends in my life, I’m wanting to express thankfulness to those who are true friends! True friends Listen as much as they speak Encourage when we are weak True friends Laugh with us till we cry Encourage when life is one long sigh True friends […]

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 […]

12/18/12

I finally stopped Long enough tonight To let the tears come They had needed to fall But not in front of the little eyes That don’t yet grasp grief and weariness I set aside the order and reason of laundry And just sat down on my bedroom floor Songs filled my ears and my heart […]

Slippery Slope: A Poem

I took a few steps in a certain direction With each footfall, the ground became less level and safe Prideful thoughts, hasty words They are just as dangerous as careless steps near a cliff A slippery slope awaits those who tread recklessly Replaying those thoughts, those words in my mind Repulsion fills my heart every […]

His Poem for Her Birthday

I hesitated to share this so publicly, but it’s just too beautiful to keep to ourselves.  After dinner one evening last week, L. showed his Daddy and me a poem he had just written for his sister, as her birthday was approaching.  As an only child, I’ve been fascinated by the dynamics between L. and […]