Poems. Prayers & Promises

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Promise Of Life

Promise of life
Hallowed father’s heavens pure grace
Promise of life
Kingdoms compassion heals my strife
Forever you took my disgrace
Love consumed was carved in your face
Promise of life


(Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name – Matthew 6v9).

Sunday, 23 February 2014

The balm of encouragement

Filled with compassion
The balm of encouragement
Within the eternal agenda.

In your still small voice
Quiet words in the time of need
Allows my heart to remain soft.


(but exhort one another daily – Hebrews 3:13)

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Awesome Tree

In you I find
Love and kindness
My mind in grace
Mercy placed
Encased in such selfless love.

Hope at the cross
Grasp of loss past
From dross set free
Awesome tree now
Set me on the path to your great love.

(But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared – Titus 3:4)

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Heart

Scarlet candles, going nowhere
Hidden chambers, forlorn angels,
After midnight secret despair
Scarlet candles.

Tears of passion through life’s trials.
For spent pleasures never compare,
Where hope shines bright, through pure vials,

Loves desire, each beat aware,
Beautiful grace, tender ripples,
Divine tremor each vein prepare
Scarlet candles.


(Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow – Isaiah 1:18)


A Roundel Written for Poets United – The Heart

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Steel

Hot reinforced steel
Shines stainless on your spent sun
Heat scorches the heart.


(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds – 2 Corinthians 10:4)

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Possession - Sedoka

In a net of stars
A place of light and darkness
Rest in a moment of prayer

The struggle for peace
Felt inside with each heart beat
Life at last released in love.


(It shall be, in regard to their inheritance, that I am their inheritance. You shall give them no possession in Israel, for I am their possession. – Ezekiel 44:28)

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Complete Union - Sedoka

Every vein in me
Affirms with recognition
Recreate you deep inside

This worn crinkled mask
Curtains of pleasure and pain
Life in complete union


(As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him – Colossians 2:6)

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Every Morning - Sedoka

Sweet soft intrusions
Lengthening shadows in light
As rains scarf burdens the air

I lie listening
Awake as faint tears drizzle
Alive to the wings of dawn.

(Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. – Lamentations 3:22-23)