11/14/12 Poetry “Dear God”

Dear God,

Today I woke to the sound of the chirping crickets and the rhythmic pattern of my rolling breath.
So full; for all that You have given me.
For a joy deep in my soul… A life full of love, laughter and song.

Today I woke with anticipation for all this day has to bring;
The promise of peace and calm as I walk in Your light.
And lying in wait for the rising sun and its glow as it peaks its golden hew over the horizon.

Today I give thanks for all the loves in my life; family, friends and all I encounter. I sit in excitement, waiting for a time with my friend and a knowing that side-aching laughter will ensue.

Today I will spend time with you as I celebrate the life of a man who has come home to You. I look forward to this, as it is a time for me to feel the Holy Spirit within me, feeling Her warmth from the inside out.

Today I lay in the knowing that this day will be all I make of it, with Your guidance. Hearing in the silence Your will and the chance to make a choice You will be so proud of. I think of the promise for an opportunity to live in humility, a gift that I have prayed for so many times; one that I liken to a climb up a slippery slope as I try to grasp hold of it.

Today I pray for Your guidance and assistance to live a day that is judgment-free. That I shall allow others their God-given right to live as they choose, and not as I would have them live.

Today I know will be the best it can be as I see in the distance my hand in Yours as we walk into the orange glow of the oncoming sunset. The glow of You and me together as it should be.


11/12/12 Poetry “Sisters”

So close to you, I have become

Beyond compare, no other has come.

A love like this,

Brings immeasurable bliss;

Impossible to be undone.

J.T. would sing and he would say,

That the secret to Life

Is to enjoy each day

With you it is endearing to heart,

As on EBay, we store it in our “Cart”

Your voice to hear on my voicemail

My joy, my smile, never to fail.

“Sisters” at heart, soul to soul.

Is pure Heaven, is pure gold.

Your family with which to me you share.

Make me feel and know they care.

What a gift you are to me.

Our friendship and love will always be.

So “Sisters” we will always stay,

For forever, not for a day.

I cannot speak so true enough

This poem, this song, not “off the cuff”.

And off this planet

It’s you’ll I know

Neighbors in Heaven

In the light and glow.

In Jesus’ name we’ll always praise

He gave us life; this not a phase

Glory will be as though the sea

Goes on and on through eternity.