Another Monday Prayer

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 Monday Prayer
  
 In the middle of my lostness
 Wanderings, dark sleep
 You took the time
        To search
 For this one miniscule
         Lost sheep
  
 Good Shepherd,
 You are the one who
 Never leaves the one behind
 Thank you for the saving
 Of me; 
 body, soul & mind 

Not Candy on The Top

 
 Not Just Candy on the Top
  
 Shining, glorious
 On top
 That bright red
 Cherry
 Gleaming, glistening
 On top of whipped crème
 A most delicious berry
  
 Just a nice add-on
 Makes it more enticing
 Milkshake underneath
 Solid, frothy
 Coming closer to being
 Desired
  
 But tis an unnecessary
 Thing
 Does not decrease
 Or increase
 The shake beneath
 Or detract from its
 Power
 To make us wish it
 To devour
  
 I sometimes think
 Of God & Christ
 We have made
 Like that cherry
 That piece on top
 of stuff
 A small enhancement,
 Merely a small piece
 Of fluff
  
 In comparison to
 That solid milkshake
 Rest of our lives
 Are we really going to
 Wait until our body dies
 To see reality,
 God’s importance,
 Why wait until that time 
 Of crisis?
  
 Today, make God
 The solid majority
 Of your life
 Desire most 
 The Lord
 Of all the angelic hosts
 The center of your being
 As ephemeral you become
 & more fleeting!
  
  
  
  
   

Troubled Soul

 
 
 Troubled Soul
  
 Troubled Soul,
 Troubled Soul,
 Do not sit 
 In the darkness’s glow
 It’s angry face
 Leaves only the sting
 And disgrace
 Of rejection
  
 Sitting in a brackish cell
 Formed by cruelty 
 Coming only from hell
 Troubled Soul
 Hear these words
 For your pain there
 Is a certain cure
  
 Above this darkened
 Black air
 Over your bowed head
 And tangled hair
 A small light glows
 Comes from Heaven
 To let you know
  
 There is a someone
 Who knows your name
 Wishes to discharge your pain
 Forever
 Christ loves your heart
 Which has sat in the dark
 For too long
  
 So raise your head
 Listen to every word 
 Being said
 Inside your spirit
 He will implant His own
 There His truest Love
 & Graces
 Will forever be sown!
   

In the Beginning – Chronicle III

 
 In The Beginning
 Chronicle III
  
 Eden’s glory on 
 Full review
 In yellows,
 Greens & 
 Brilliant azure blues
 Unflawed life
 With Perfection’s love
 No displeasure felt
 About which to sigh
 Walking under clearest skies
 Nor reason or complaint
 Over which to die
  
 Wait, what is that,
 To die?
 Understood not yet
 Or known
 No pain or regret
 With which to live
 Only joy & love
 A thing called death
 Living only in the shadows
  
 Air is always clean
 & fresh
 Only peace is
 Ever seen
 Between earth, sky 
 & the sea
 Man & all animals 
 Live only & always 
 In harmony to be
  
 Food abundant
 Work is no toil
 No displeasure there
 To ever despoil
 Its sense of purpose
 Or the ease
 Of life lived under
 Gentle trees
 Swaying softly overhead
 At night only rest
 Is found in all their beds
  
 Until one day
 With a slight chill
 An unknown shadow passes
 A rustling in the grasses
 Never heard before
 The man stopped to sniff 
 The air
 The woman paused 
to express only a mild care
  
 But in naivete
 On that most unusual day
 Neither knew from
 Experience they lacked
 What formidable evil
 Slithered, 
 Invading their Paradise
 Now lurking & looming 
 Behind their backs

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Book Review – Poetry

I got the opportunity to do a book review of a new book of poetry. It is the first book for Kathi Burg, and is available on Amazon.

This is a lovely little book containing uplifting messages for anyone struggling through difficult circumstances. With simple yet clear writing, Kathi leaves uplifting words for life’s difficulties and dark struggles. God is in the middle of all our valleys in life and wants to love us through and in the middle of them. You will enjoy the hope that these poems will leave you with. Almost every poem is illustrated with beautiful pictures that colorfully convey the meaning behind the verses.

Have a blessed day!