Rejoice!

July 25, 2014

sunshine

The blazing sun brightens my day.

Warnings of unseen clouds bringing storms

do not dampen the sunflower’s smile or my own.

by Martha L Shaw – © 7-25-2014


Surrender

July 23, 2014

gate

What is that glow

which lies beyond the gate?

Two steps away,

it beckons.

Dare I enter?

by Martha L Shaw – © 7-23-2014


Refreshment

July 22, 2014

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Fire-like glow

reflected on puddles in the yard

a break in the clouds

by Martha L Shaw – © 7-22-2014


God’s Love Is Like

July 22, 2014

I rolled over in bed early this morning, winced in pain being a human barometer, and glanced at the clock noting it was 5am.  I was glad to realize I’d gotten some sleep.

 

darkness

 

It was still dark outside and I realized it was pouring out.  As I listened to the noise of such heavy rain I heard something more.  I heard the beautiful sound of a bird singing. It was still pouring and my body still hurt but somehow it didn’t really matter.  God’s love is like that.


Heart’s Melody

July 22, 2014

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You color my world

in rain or glow of sun

and add music!

by Martha L Shaw – © 7-22-2014


The Calling

July 21, 2014

I heard your voice

calling my name.

I answered “Yes!”

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I Am

July 21, 2014

I rise,

and feeling your presence,

I soar.

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Good Morning, Lord!

July 20, 2014

sunrise-md

I awakened early,

Snuggled deep into my soft pillow

And wrapped warmly in my quilt

I pretended it was still time for sleep.

As I lay cozy in my bed

You whispered lovingly to me

And I sighed, smiled, and whispered back.

Gazing lovingly,

I felt your arms holding me close

As you filled my heart with you

And I realized it was there

That I would forever stay,

Waking, sleeping,

It matters not

As long as you’re with me.

Suddenly,

The wake-up melody sounded

High in the sky

On distant branches of the tall tree

Outside my window

And I realize the sun was opening

Its sleepy eyes,

And so did I.

Listening to the sweet songbirds

I added my praise to theirs

As together we faced the day.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2-15-2013


Walk In Faith

July 17, 2014

curtains bed

Gazing,

I see it’s time to get up

And I wonder what to do.

As the curtains flutter in the breeze,

I see you on the other side

Encouraging me to go on.

Answers will come.

By Martha L Shaw  – ©7-17-2014

 

 


Captivating – A Poem

July 16, 2014

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Captivating

Life,

Like the earth around me,

Often seems hard,

Dry,

Barren.

Where is the rain?

Where is the fruit for which I hunger?

Ah,

But when you squeeze my hand;

I am reminded that I walk this path

Not alone but with you.

Suddenly,

I am enchanted!

The Light in your eyes

Illuminates my world anew.

I hear you  . . . I see you . . .

in the flora and fauna . . .

in all that surrounds me.

How could I have failed to see?

These human eyes,

Why do they betray me?

As I gaze into yours,

I see myself

Changed by your love.

I am captivated by the opportunities

Suddenly my own,

By the beauty you’ve laid before me.

I wonder,

How could I so long have missed it?

By Martha L Shaw  – words and pictures © 3-2-2013

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