Tag Archives: Trials

Stillborn

One of my nieces asked me to write a poem for her good friend who had a miscarriage at 35 weeks. She knows that I’ve had a miscarriage and write poetry, and she said all the ones she could find … Continue reading

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Breaking the Rules

It’s not about mercy if your destination is Alcatraz It’s not about rehabilitation if you’ve ended up here on the Rock Don’t plan to escape if you try the dig, dash, and dive you won’t be eating shark dinner in … Continue reading

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Valley of Trouble

There I will give her back her vineyards,     and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she will respond as in the days of her youth,     as in the day she came up out of Egypt. Hosea 2:15 … Continue reading

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Billy Austin

Did you ever get a song stuck in your head? A happy little jingle about sunshine ahead? In my head tonight is Billy Austin’s Tale of tragic plight Come listen ____________________________ I’ve been trying to write my 30-word poems this … Continue reading

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A Mini-Psalm

“He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.” Psalm 116:8 (NLT). Dark fog surrounded me Torrential tears drowned I besought God, Grant me relief from my despair He answered me Cleared away dark clouds … Continue reading

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Judas

Hey Judas Traitor Was it worth it? Thirty pieces of silver can’t buy loyalty love or salvation And you can’t return them and regain what you gave up for naught

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Lost

Cerulean sky An honest sun Warm spring breeze In an instant undone This sun is a liar On a crisp fall day When everything changed And I lost my way

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