LINE IN THE SAND… a poem of faith

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I drew that line in the sand

But someone wiped it off again

So, I got down on my hands and knees

And drew it back where it had been

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No sooner had I turned around

To glare back at the crowd

When someone started laughing

And someone else let out a shout

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That line you drew it cannot last

No matter how hard you try

There’s a shadow cast down from a cross

Where Jesus had to die

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But in His death, He took with Him

What should come as a surprise

Every sin that’s ever been

Along with every line

WEEKEND…a poem

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The weekend is here

And it’s going to be full

With a garden to dig

And weeds to pull

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My wife’s buying flowers

To plant, who knows where

Some over here

And more over there

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I will borrow a tiller

To till up some rows

In hopes that my plantings

Will grow and grow

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And as each day

Draws to a close

With a beer or some wine

In my hand, who knows

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I’ll reflect on this time

God gives me on earth

And rejoice in the splendor

Of His beautiful works

REFRAIN

My veins are longing

Longing to be filled

Into expansion

To grow and share my all

And all that I can be

Gentle, small beginnings

Getting stronger every day

Soaking in the nourishment

Soaking up the rays

My color deepens

And with every drop of rain

I live

Until the Fall

Then I refrain

NEW BEGINNINGS

NEW BEGINNINGS

Gripped by the strength

Of an unseen hand

I was lead to freedom

In the promised land

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My heart filled with joy

At the sight in the mirror

A smile I thought lost

Forever is clearer

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With goosebumps on skin

As I ready myself

For the hand of another

And nobody else

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Vows to be taken

Spoken from the heart

Blessed by our God

And a brand-new start

SHADOWBOX

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There is a shadowbox inside of me

One not meant for others to see

Sometimes it is filled with pain or dread

When times are troubled inside my head

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Other times it’s filled with hope, love and glee

The sunnier, shinier side of me

Regardless, it’s there firmly in place

Keeping a watchful frame ’round my grace

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Believe… a poem

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In my failure I dug deeper into solitude and regret.

During this time of bitterness, I found nowhere and no one to turn to.

With my loss it seemed there could only be one way out.

But,

In failure I can find strength.

In bitter times I can find sweet repose.

In loss I can find life.

Believe…