Soul Food

August 20, 2014

My mind can only know so much.

It is only when my soul is fed

that my life is forever changed.

by Martha L Shaw 8-20-14


Trust In Him

August 15, 2014


I look out my window

Yet see nothing.

Darkness has consumed . . .

but, wait!

Have things really changed?

Is the grass no longer green?

. . . the trees no longer tall?

Will the sun I cannot see

Truly never shine again?

My soul,

Though wrestling fear’s attempt to overtake

Is opting instead for some needed rest.

Day has gone

And night indeed has fallen.

Morning’s sun will

Like my spirit rise

And I restored,

Once again will follow

and reflect the Light!

By Martha L Shaw © 8-18-2013

Miracles – A Poem of Rebirth

December 30, 2012


you take the darkness of night

and through your might alone

you dispel it

for each morn

brings with it

the miracle of birth

and the opportunity to begin anew!

by Martha L Shaw – copyright 12-29-2012


When The Light Grew Dim

December 17, 2012

As I started along the path with you

the light was so bright

and there was a gentle breeze

whisking me along the path

at a gentle skip.

Night came

and the air chilled.

The way grew dark and I couldn’t see you near me,

but I knew you were there still.

As the darkness lingered,

I was less certain . . .

I couldn’t feel your hand in mine

and the sound of your breathing

was lost to the night sounds

from wildlife lurking near.

I thought my heart would stop for sure,

but then the moon began to glow brightly

with the promise of rest

to strengthen me for

a new day.

By Martha L Shaw Copyright 12-17-2012


Direction – A Poem From My Soul

October 30, 2012

Your love fills my soul

And your peace

Is like nothing I could imagine.


This morning I woke with a start,

I stopped to think

And stumbled off the path.

My fear frozen heart beat too fast

And my mind drew me

In another direction

But not a good one.

I breathed deeply,

I called out to you,

And you showed me the map

Leading me back to you.

The peace in my soul

Softly comforted me.

I smiled

Ready for a new day

Filled with wonder,

Filled with you.

By Martha L Shaw – copyright 10-30-12

Father – An Acrostic

October 28, 2012


First one I look to upon waking . . .

And last one I turn to before sleep,

The one who loves me so much . . .

He gave His only begotten Son for me.

Eternal life with Him – my inheritance!

Rejoice, my soul, rejoice always!

By Martha L Shaw – Copyright 10-28-2012

Welcome Home – A Tanka

October 24, 2012


I feel the sun’s warmth.

On my hands reaching for yours,

And my heart – your home.

Intimacy redefined.

Lost and alone is no more.

By Martha L Shaw – Copyright 10-24-12

All Things New – An Acrostic

October 24, 2012

All around me is turmoil, yet . . .

Light still streams through the window in my room

Light still shines through the window in my heart

There is fog,

However He still shines through it

In my soul.

Nothing can take His love from me.

God’s promises are real.

So, I tremble then find strength to push on.

No, my own strength is not enough.

Everything in me relies on Him.

With Him is the victory, watch for it!  It’s coming!!!

By Martha L Shaw – Copyright 10-24-12

The Splendor of Being

October 23, 2012

I lift my hands

But you lift my soul.

As the autumn breeze stirs the dry brush

I mourn the loss of color,

But you prepare a place

For the splendor of spring

And its bounteous increase

While using the seemingly dull and sad fragments

As manna.

I close my eyes and look with my soul,

Taking a deep breath

I can almost smell the increase,

The new life,

As I smile at the beauty

Of eternity . . .

With YOU.

By Martha L Shaw – Copyright 10-22-12

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