Tag: Poetry

  • She slips out the screen door–scheeee-bang! Already in the lead, having managed to escape the house The 6 year old The 4 year old And, most importantly, The toddler They’re all sleeping, under Daddy’s care, So Momma can run. She stretches as a friend taught her–ouch! And remembers a 10 year old’s straddle split That…

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  • Five Minute Fridays – Today’s Prompt…Unexpected UnexpectedHow you come inShining light into all my hopelessnessWas it something I did?Or is it just YouLover of creatingSurprisesRedemptionAnd hopeHow is it I can never explainThe deepest workings in my heartThe moments you step in and redirect my heartChange my life?I guess it’s all just to give youMore GloryThis…

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  • She Dances Now Broken, torn, and badly twistedHeld by control, tight-fistedShe ripped herself up from her rootsAnd ran. Never knowing love and happiness,Stifled by the pain and uglinessShe knew she needed air to breath,She ran. God looked down upon her lonelinessHe’s a Father to the fatherlessHe began to make a place where she Could rest.…

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  • Can you hear your own heart beatingAs you stress upon your bed?Does the sound of the life comingDrown the music in your head?Can we worship in this moment,Can He stop us, show us how?Total freedom to be joy-filledJust today, just for this hour?Not connected, not dependent,On the future’s say or power;Can the knotted neck relaxAnd…

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  • i love rising withthe light still bluewhen the Dawn Keeperis stillunlatching the gates.winter morning lightcomes mainly from the ground, andbushes, androoftops where snow mounds.all this reflected, blue glowand the silencetransforms the world I knew outside my windowinto a silent strangerwaiting patient, as i,for the dawn. copyright 2011 Trina Holden

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  • Are there people on your prayer list that it hurts to pray for? Maybe you’re praying for them because you know you need to love them more, and you know prayer towards them can change your heart. God says, “pray for those who hate you”. But maybe they haven’t hurt you, but just thinking of…

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  • “No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,No comfortable feel in any member–No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds–November!“ Thomas Hood Well, I don’t actually feel that bad about November, but I have always loved this clever little poem! Yes, there will be plenty of days this month…

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  • People use sound and tongue all dayCalling to each otherDrawing heart to heartMusic cuts through flesh and thoughtLinking soul to soulWhispered words can scream dreamsBut dark emotions bruise soundHate feeds silenceFear flattens melodyGuard against black toneAnd teach no dark song. copyright2008trinaholden

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  • The morns are meeker than they were –The nuts are getting brown –The berry’s cheek is plumper –The Rose is out of town. The Maple wears a gayer scarf –The field a scarlet gown –Lest I should be old fashionedI’ll put a trinket on. Emily Dickinson c.1858

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  • The presentation at the Creation Museum Planetarium has had such an impact on me both times that I have seen it – I was delighted when my Mother-in-Law got a copy of it at the musuem gift shop. It’s called Created Cosmos and is available on line as well. It won’t be quite the same…

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  • Haunted JoyA bigger beadthan ordinaryslipped on my strand today.a simple bead,yet with a glowof peace.The last piece of a patternbegun long agonow completeand I’m so….relieved.copyright2008trinaholden

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  • last week I read an awesome post over at YLCF that put into words something I have believed for a long time, due to my own experiences in this area of the heart. I highly recommend hopping over and reading “Giving Your Heart Away”. And here is a poem I wrote years ago testifying to…

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  • I apologize for the lack of depth in my posts lately – life’s barely allowed me to keep up with it, much less update the blog on all that’s happening in my life and heart. Hopefully this post will make up for that a little! I read this poem by an African American Poetess the…

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  • Mooring If you were far away and I were fartherAnd both of us had tossed upon the sea,I’d be peaceful if a gentle whisperTold me you were safe across the deep. Were I a lonely sail and you a sail, too,Buffeted by winds and storming galesI’d have peace in finally knowingYour sail made it safely…

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  • Speaking of Poetry…

    Long before I was putting my inner feelings into poetry, Chris Rice was doing it for me. (Now that I think about it – why did I even try?) I love Chris’ lyrics, especially the ones that seem to mirror my own day dreams. For example, when I was about 9 when I first wondered…

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  • Discovering a love of poetry

    My treasures from the books sale in piles on my couch I came into my love of poetry rather late in life. Despite being exposed to various styles of verse in my elementary years, I nevertheless got the impression that there were too many rules for me to ever get the hang of writing poetry.…

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