Blogging – A Poem

For my last Thankful Thursday of 2011, I thought I’d write a poem about how thankful I am for the opportunity to blog and the technology that makes it possible. I am also thankful for my fellow bloggers, this wonderful community that I have become a part of over the past two years.

[Note: Imagine my surprise when I went to dVerse Poets Pub during lunch today to find a wonderful article by Gay Cannon about couplets in poetry! So I linked this one. 🙂 ]


Words once rambled in my head,
cluttering my mind like rising bread

I might dump them on a journal page,
where they’d grow dusty and dim with age

Lonely, they were, with no one to read,
no one to ponder the thoughts I’d freed

Enter the Internet and WordPress blog platform,
allowing my writing to fly, be transformed

Sharing my faith in Jesus and His grace,
what a blessing it is to seek His sweet face

Telling the world the truths I had learned,
the mercy God offers, wholly unearned

Still only words on a page it might seem,
until there were readers, fulfilling a dream

Now I was sharing my ideas, each thought,
considered by one a search engine brought

Then there were comments posted in reply,
a dialogue started between readers and I

Soon my new friends, all heaven-sent,
offered truth, faith, and encouragement

Brothers and sisters in Christ, worldwide,
friends in whom my fears I can confide

New readers, future friends, daily connected
as the circle of believers grows as expected

The Holy Spirit drawing us closer each day,
using the Internet in a most awesome way

Strengthening His church as together we meet,
praising in cyberspace, His plan is complete

Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:25 (NIV).

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


31 Responses

  1. Linda, this is beyond wonderful!!! I share your feelings throughout! I was so close to dumping several pounds of poetry (old yellowed typed pages), and then I stumbled on God’s destiny for me. I still pinch myself daily, as I thank Him for this wide open world of blessings. When we need encouragement, it’s so great to just go to our fave bloggers and read what they each have to share. Thank you so very much–wonderful to be Sisters!!

    • Thank you for such a nice comment! 🙂 I am so blessed that we have connected, one of my dear sister’s in Christ! My goal in 2012 is to take more time to read other blogs. This year I’ve been so caught up and my post-a-day challenge that I’ve gotten behind on some of my favorite blogs. With yours, I now have another new fav. 🙂 Peace, Linda

      • Linda–I’m thrilled to know I made your “list of favs”–and I understand about the conflict of “so many blogs, so little time/energy”. It can get to be a stressful treadmill, trying to stay current–and I, for one, am praying to stand against the enemy’s “whip of obligation”. This is all meant to be fun and a blessing, not a curse or taskmaster. So, in that regard, I’m praying for all of us! God bless you abundantly today, and always.

      • Caddo, Prayer is so powerful and I appreciate yours so much! I’ve set down the “whip of obligation” when it comes to writing, but sometimes I still feel bad that I don’t read other blogs as much as I’d like. There just aren’t enough hours in the day for all the awesome blogs out there to read. Peace, Linda

  2. it is pretty amazing what i have seen through blogging…3 years ago i never would have imagined the friends i would make and the lives touched…or those that have touched mine…very nice verse…

    • It is pretty amazing. When I think about the fact that people in countries like Kenya, Indonesia, Pakistan, and many others read my blog, and I read blogs from all over the world, it is astounding. You and I would, in all likelihood, never have had any contact if not for the fact that we both blog and met through dVerse. What a wonderful blessing! Peace and Happy New Year, Linda

  3. This is great Linda! You can say it again! I too am grateful to be presented on a silver platter the goodness of blogging. 2011 has been much fun and looking forward to the ensuing year.Happy New Year! Excellent write!


    • Hank, Thank you! I’m glad you liked the poem. This Thankful Thursday theme is definitely one I will continue in 2012 as I’ve discovered that making myself focus on what I am thankful for each week helps me to just be thankful more of the time. 🙂 Happy New Year to you, too. Peace, Linda

  4. Lovely thoughts…the internet is great in connecting different people from around the world to one faith and one God.

    Wishing you and your family Happy New Year !

  5. Lovely–I absolutely agree re the community of blogging and so interesting to have the Internet and Christian connection. Good luck next year. K.

    • I have been quite surprised about how much I have loved blogging and reading blogs, and the interactions! It might be the extrovert in me who doesn’t get a chance to get out as much as I’d like, but I find it quite wonderful! Glad you are a part of my blogging community. Peace, Linda

    • Thanks! It was a fun one to write. When I think about all the wonderful blogging friends I have made – who I feel close to in spirit even though we have never met face to face – I am in awe of what God can do through the Internet! Glad to have met you as one of my most recent blogging friends. 🙂 Peace, Linda

  6. This one made me smile! 😀 What a wonderful idea to do a poem about. You did great! God bless you and all that He asks you to blog about in the coming year!

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