A Knowing

May 21, 2018

By Martha L Shaw – © Words and Pictures 5-3-2015

Ah,

that delicious moment

when you don’t know how it’ll happen

and have no idea how things will play out

as you realize you can do nothing about it

yet

you know who does

and your soul is filled with peace!

By Martha L Shaw – ©2015

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YOU RAISE ME UP

May 19, 2018

Finding Love

I primped and perfected

or so I thought

but felt nothing.

I floated in an ocean of if only

and why not

as the waves grew higher

and brought me down.

You reached out,

you lifted me up,

you loved me.

You saw your beloved

absent of all those doubts

and insecurities.

The waters stilled

and as I looked at my reflection in them

I saw you.

By Martha L Shaw – ©2015

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LOOK TO THE LIGHT!

May 17, 2018

The sun still shines

on dark rainy days.

You can see it reflected

in EVERY puddle!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

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Jeremiah 29:13 

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

 


THE SILENT SYMPHONY

May 11, 2018

I strode through the forest

or so I began

seeking silence . . .

seeking peace.

My thirsty soul knew I would find you there,

but I stopped and stood still among the greens,

the light filtering through the branches.

I was surprised by the very loudness of it all.

For I never realized

one could not hear the music,

the loving whispers in my soul,

my own silent hallelujahs,

without quiet surrounding me!

My senses stirred as never before

as I tasted your wine

and basked in the aroma

that is you.

My empty hands knew

that yours held mine

and the beauty .. .

your Light drew me in

as never before.

I am you – you are me,

we are one!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2018

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FAITH TAKES WING

May 10, 2018

Despite their fragility,

in body and on branch,

the birds sang on

in delicate harmony.

Thunder and lightening,

driving wind and rain

did not change their spirit!

We have much to learn from them!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

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AROMA  OF LOVE

May 9, 2018

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Your very presence

sweetest perfume to my soul

you are mine always

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

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LOOKING BEYOND . . .

May 8, 2018

Too often I focus on the fallen leaves

Scattered on my weed covered bit of earth.

Signs of death and decay?

Perhaps, and yet . .  .

A rake,

A hoe,

A change of focus,

And new buds and blossoms appear .  . .

Or perhaps they lay in wait all along.

Beyond the shadows shines the blazing sun!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2014

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