The Violence

Every night she will play By the waters glow As the drops stream down Her notes begin to flow   As lights dash to and fro Memories erupt up No one to hear, No one to know   Like streaks across the sky Her story fills the world Of loss, of gain, Of newborn and…

I Can’t See the Trees for the Forest

I can’t see the trees for the forest And it’s almost a new moon tonight So how will I ever find my way?   I walk through the darkness And this a great blight For I never asked the light to stay   In the middle of confusion In the midst of a fright My…

A Poppy in Nazareth

Solo it sways A single poppy, in the breeze The clouds have shielded the suns rays And I stoop down with ease   Ah! Nazareth! How I admire thee! Yet you rejected your long awaited Lord Yet no peace, no tranquility Despised and rejected, His blood was poured   Bright with crimson stain I pluck…

A Dear Struggle

Flocks of mercy Come to meet me Here in my lonely soul Like a wedding—made whole A wave through water In myself He approaches My feet on sunlight falter The darkness—a reality encroaches Running to you in my passionate desire, Sometimes I feel I will be swallowed by that fire. I extinguish it with the…

The Constant One

I pray my dreams and hopes like a pen to page I see all the possibilities like a lively parade I will my life pass before my eyes All the while looking to the skies Whom have I in heaven but You? On earth, I desire none besides You You are my deepest treasure You…

On Salvation

O Lord I lift up a song of praise For the mercies You have given me Your mercy, my shelter in dark days My strength and glory   I don’t deserve so much life and peace I can’t comprehend the grace You have bestowed upon me Trying to fathom it–I shall never cease Why from…