EXCUSE ME but have you been searching for the rainbow ? Did you know that Methuselah of Genesis fame lived 969 years and was the grandfather of Noah, known for his construction of the Ark ? Wow, a mouthful ! God introduced the rainbow as a reminder to all that He would honor His vow to never again flood the world in perpetuity ! I learned that when I was but a small girl and since then each rainbow I have seen reinforces my belief. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our leaders could instill in us that kind of trust ? Oh how I wish ! Remember Daniel 2 and his feet of clay, well welcome to reality ! Clay just reminds me of a lot of mud ! How about you ?
I’ve loved the water all my life
The sounds of water soothe my strife
A river, stream or peaceful lake
Will always be my piece of cake.
The waterfalls take special place
They paste a smile upon my face
Seawater laps in quiet ways
And brings great peace into my days.
But best of all those waves that shout
And call my name invite me out
Oh what I’d give for just once more
To laze upon the ocean’s shore !
I’M NOT LOST ( 2015 ) 2015/07/30
I have trod a perilous path in my search for the Lord
And have paid a precious price much more than I could afford
I left my old world behind in search of His peace and grace
Knowing well in advance that I can never see His face.
Now the love of the Lord is beside me where ere I go
And the moments that He guides me are what I’ve come to know
The road is longer than I thought, much greater is its cost
It doesn’t matter what it takes without Him I am lost !
ROCKY ROAD ( 2015 ) 2015/07/29
Sometimes the road is rocky, sometimes it’s dusty too
Sometimes it’s filled with traffic, sometimes there’s but a few
Along life’s road there’s trouble perhaps no happy end
This is no simple matter for each must find a friend
With all the grit and dirt, the rocks, pebbles and each stone
God never meant for us that we travel on alone !
RUNAWAY ( 2015 ) 2015/07/28
Oh Cinderella are you still there
Is that you hiding beneath the stair
I’m sorry if your life went awry
I know you’ll give it another try
There’s a lesson I have learned from you
To myself I shall remain true blue.
And when my back is against the wall
I won’t be shy I will make that call
One-eight-hundred fairy A-I-D
Won’t you please come and help set me free
I’ve been a grownup for far too long
It’s time I chose to just tag-along !
AT HIS FEET ( 2015 ) 2015/07/27
My heart is full, my mind is clear
I want to shout to those who’ll hear
There is a God who watches all
He is the power that makes the call.
The sun, the moon, the stars that glow
They are all part of His great show
The wind, the air, the planets too
Are part of His vast retinue.
There is no deed that goes unseen
Though it be ugly or obscene
He notes each act of kindness shown
And from which tree each leaf has blown.
This universe may never know
The depths to which His powers go
There is no wisdom so complete
That does not tremble at His feet !
PERFORMANCE ( 2015 ) 2015/07/26
Oh blessed Lord I cannot bear
The madness of this world we share
Please help us through these times of need
To vanquish those who will not heed.
Grant us the strength to stand up tall
Declare our choice before the fall
His time is near, He’ll not be late
This world is all His vast estate.
Who are we, only passersby
And on His care we all rely
Please help us Lord to do our best
We know that You’ll perform the rest !
LIFE’S VENUE ( 2015 ) 2015/07/25
There was a child that used to be
Wide-eyed and cheerful, full of glee
And then one day all got to see
That grownup person who is me.
I’d like to be the way I was
But that can’t be I’m sure because
Along the way we took a pause
To teach us how a grownup does.
One finds that learning’s never done
The process blurs once you’ve begun
No guarantee ’tis always fun
The race continues till it’s done !
ECSTACY ( 2015 ) 2015/07/24
I smile because my heart can sing
So full it is of God’s blessing
I laugh because my day is sweet
The Lord does guard me from defeat.
I pray because my future’s bright
My faith keeps working day and night
I dream because I hope to be
Included in His ecstacy !
ONE SMALL STAR ( 2015 ) 2015/07/23
Oh winds that blow where have you been
In your journeys, what have you seen
You have roamed your existence through
What else is there as old as you ?
The winds have blown at God’s command
Since He split water from the land
Old Noah floated with the breeze
Until he saw the tops of trees.
From the beginning to the end
Your power has been our best friend
How wise God was on that first day
He planned our world for work and play
And we who think how smart we are
Have not yet changed just one small star !
THIS MORNING ( 2015 ) 2015/07/22
As I pulled up my windowblind
To welcome God’s bright warm sunshine
A little bird chirped in so gay
As if to wish me happy day
I laughed at him and tapped the glass
He glanced at me and then flew passed.
This little bird knows paradise
He nests and sings and when he dies
Where e’er he bides woodland or farm,
He leaves no mess and does no harm
His world about will carry on
The job he does is soon passed on !
PANDORA’S BOX ( 2015 ) 2015/07/21
The pitter-patter of the rain
Now dancing on my windowpane
Reminds me of that long ago
Forgotten game of tell and show.
Oh what great fun we all had then
I do not think that I was ten
We lived our lives from day to day
Simplicity that was our way.
Depression had not loosed its grip
Our world much like a sinking ship
The war had not yet reached our shore
Though it was gnawing at the door.
And when it came none was prepared
For most believed it wasn’t there
Like all our games of show and tell
In truth it all went straight to hell !
CLIPPED WINGS ( 2015 ) 2015/07/20
There is a bird still sings to me
From way up high in God’s great tree
He sings so sweetly in the air
Sometimes I wish he weren’t there
Because he makes me think that I
Would follow him if I could fly
While birds were born to fly and sing
Both you and I wear God’s clipped wings !
I’m so tired of running uphill
I’d like some time to just sit still
Or help to find another way
To learn to get through every day.
The race is old and I am too
Truth is I don’t know what to do
So be a sport and lend a hand
Keep telling me that life is grand.
Perhaps after a while or so
My confidence is bound to grow
I want to do all that I can
It’s tough to be an also ran !
FAILURE ( 2015 ) 2015/07/19
A gasp, a sigh, some sign of life
Those battle scars after the strife
A dusty road strewn with debris
A shattered world is left to see
The sadness lingers on it seems
The vanquished have forgot their dreams !
CHAMELEON ( 2015 ) 2015/07/18
The sky is clear the sun so bright
A welcome change and sheer delight
The wind caresses all the trees
There’s salted breath upon the leaves
The water washes on the shores
The river hums the ocean roars.
Think back to times long gone away
When stalwart ships entered the bay
Folks came with baggage sparse and lean
Unknowing what the trip would mean
To greet this new world of their dreams
This foreign land where freedom gleam’d.
For most it was a great success
Each garnered something to possess
Those lessons learned seem long forgot
Replaced by greed and unctuous rot
Our government the gross suspect
Has changed our land by forced neglect !
USELESS ( 2015 ) 2015/07/17
Oh Lord, I truly cannot bear the ugliness of war
I have not seen the benefit of what a war is for !
Somewhere in life, the curtain falls
The story ends, destiny calls
While out there in the wilderness
A voice is heard, it’s in distress.
And so at last, the hand’s been played
With pounding heart, no more afraid
For fear is but an empty thought
There in a teapot, tempest caught.
The winds that blow are all in vain
They howl and rage across the plain
We’ve heard it all, how will it end
Does a lover become a friend ?
HEAVEN’S GATE ( 2015 ) 2015/07/16
I envy not your lives to come
Now that my own is almost done
I would not walk this way again
To feel the loss or hide the pain.
I thank our Lord my time has passed
I know not how my heart did last
And move to that which is beyond
Without a will to carry on.
Somewhere within this universe
Bide powers that are too perverse
They creep and crawl and lie in wait
To bar our way through heaven’s gate !
WISHES ( 2015 ) 2015/07/15
I want to help this is my choice
Though all I have is my small voice
I hope its sound rings clear and true
As what I wish is all for you!
SMILE ( 2015 ) 2015/07/14
With ready smile and gladdened hand
We’ve wandered into friendship land
Let’s turn your frown into a grin
We need your heart to let us in !
I’ve had this dream that comes and goes
From fingertips to tippytoes
Yet what it means none but God knows.
When I was small and loved to play
I’d splash in water all the day
Closeby the ocean or the bay.
I’ve spent my life beside the sea
It’s where I feel both safe and free
And where my ashes placed will be.
In sleep I hear the ocean’s roar
I sense the gulls that o’erhead soar
And pray that I still hug God’s shore !
ANNUITY ( 2015 ) 2015/07/13
The pages turn as lives slip by
There are no rules nor questions why
All life gives birth that too soon dies
And finds no place in compromise.
The time of man though brief it be
Still hopes for some eternity
Pray each of us may leave behind
Some vestige of our heart or mind !
MEMORIES ( 2015 ) 2015/07/12
Sometimes a special sound will bring to mind
Forgotten memories we’ve left behind
Or carry on the fragile scented air
Images of those times no longer there.
Reminders rising from some hidden past
Into this world unfeeling and aghast
And there without our understanding why
Refusing still to fade or say goodbye !
BUYER BEWARE ( CAVEAT EMPTOR ) ( 2015 ) 2015/07/11
The heavy crush of busy streets
Onlookers streaming everywhere
In flip-flops, sneakers, shoes with cleats
A world of madness we all share.
The hawkers, conmen, charlatans
All crowding round their corner carts
Beware the city’s denizens
In great rush to display their arts.
The simple act of walking out
And window shopping just for fun
Enjoying all the scenes about
May be precarious for some!
ACED ( 2015 ) 2015/07/10
What joy it is to see the face
Of one who finishes life’s race
It matters not your rank or place
Just learn to win or lose with grace.
Achievement occupies no space
To try again bears no disgrace
And oh, such pleasure in the chase
As with God’s help one keeps the pace.
There is no stigma can erase
His winning circle we embrace !
RETURN ( 2015 ) 2015/07/09
I can imagine all the ocean spray
With salted spume wild splashing in display
A breeze that frolics freely in the air
Oh how I dream and wish I could be there !
EARTH’S CHORUS ( 2015 ) 2015/07/08
From the crest of the Caucusus Mountains
To the edge of the cold Antarctica shore
From the great heighths that our space probe attains
To the wild depths of a dark ocean floor
There exists a world that’s all about us
Foreign to that which we have known before
With a sound like the voice of a chorus
Thanking God for earth’s vast features and more !