Joy Needs No Umbrella

April 6, 2019

The sky was growing darker

on a once bright cheery day.

The baby,

once bright and cheery,

feared the darkness and wrath

but I held her close to me

loving her so much.

Her face lit up

and  quickly brightened.

She gave me a kiss and her heart melted into mine.

Where was the once pending storm?

I don’t know or care

then gave the wee one a kiss.

Our love is stronger than any storm . . .

and we drifted off to rest peacefully.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2019

 

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DARKNESS OVERCOME

March 2, 2019

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Crickets and rain drops outside my window,

Quiet my distracted soul

And not unlike a lullaby,

I feel my spirit finding rest

In You.

By Martha L Shaw © 2014


REIGN ON ME

August 2, 2018

Here am I

Kneeling by my window

Mesmerized

By the gently falling rain.

Forgotten thoughts of troubles

Have slipped away

As though washed clean

by the droplets of

what surely must be living water.

Their delicate music sooths my soul

As tiny diamonds fall

Then leap into the air again

Reflecting rays of the hidden sun . . .

Never far away.

My soul rests,

Strengthened and refreshed

And ready for the challenges

Of a new day.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2018

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GROWING AND GLOWING

June 7, 2017

Days of raindrops

Tinkling like fingers on piano keys

As birds hover beneath a leafy umbrella

Singing along.

Some called it a gloomy day

But I am blessed.

The dust of yesterday is gone

As a new season

Is freshly polished

For tomorrow!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

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FIND THE BEAUTY

September 15, 2016

 

Ah, gentle drum beats

leading to a crescendo;

Then comes the rainbow!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

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Son Rays

February 17, 2015

Rainy days don’t need to look

dull and gray.

All that’s needed is our effort

to smile

and reflect the Son!

By Martha L Shaw – ©  1-13-2015

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Quotes To Brighten A Rainy Day

August 14, 2013

The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.

Matthew 7:24-26

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Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.”

Acts 14:16-18


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