Spreading Wings of Hope

What if I fall?
What if I fail?

Will I bounce back
then later prevail?

Try as I might
in my own power
failure is all I find

Yet I have faith,
hopeful reliance on a power
much greater than mine

I will fly


It’s Quadrille Monday at dVerse Poets Pub again. De wants us to write a 44-word poem that includes her word for the year: bounce. I decided to also include my word for the year: reliance. Head on over and read how other poets are bouncing around in 44-words.

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.


35 Responses

  1. I had a cup — a coffee cup — when I was in the military. It had a cartoon puppy facing out and behind him a large pair of front paws. It said, “I’m not much, but my dad can take you!” It was a subtle reminder….

  2. I dunno, Linda, that photo at the top of your blog tells me that you’ve already done the flying thing! Tee Hee! Seriously, my breathing became easier as I read these lines. Thank you for that.

    • True! Reminds me of a line in a Chris Stapleton song: “Falling feels like flying till you hit the ground.” Thankful for God’s parachute to soften the landing.

  3. This is so powerful, and so true for me, too:
    “Yet I have faith,
    hopeful reliance on a power
    much greater than mine”

    I LOVE that sign, in your photo. And your words. Wonderful.

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