POETRY

I write poetry sometimes. Here are a few of my best poems:

Petals

I was a young and flow’ring tree

With branches clothed so gracefully

with blossoms white and pink, that swell

With beauty, bearing pleasant smell.

 

At least that’s how things used to be—

Till change did overtake this tree.

Somewhere a Psalm says flowers fade.

As seasons pass, so did my state.

 

One day the sun misplaced its glow,

And mid-May winds began to blow.

For summer, spring was making way;

My flowers, sadly, wouldn’t stay.

 

I saw my first few petals fall;

With balding blooms I stood appalled

As gusts of wind would carry off

The beauty I was so proud of.

 

It humbled me, stripped me of pride,

As I watched several flowers die

Small heads, of petals, quite bereft.

At least then I had many left…

 

Still, petal-tempests never stop,

Ceaselessly, they ever drop.

The wind dies down, yet still they fall—

Will there be any left at all?

 

I feel much lighter than before…

But can these branches take much more—

Such loss of beauty, stripped of charm?

Why must this wind do so much harm?

 

But… is it harm? Or is it grace?

Oh, could it be that this disgrace

Is just the means to better ends—

This gravity the tempest sends?

 

Clouds thick with rain extract their tears

As I do mine, while standing here,

Bare, shivering, my blossoms gone.

But soon storms cease; I see the sun—

 

Dispelling darkness, causing sight

To see, where once stood pink and white,

On wind-blown branches evidence

Of fruit beginning its existence.

 

And so I see. The wind was grace—

Although it for a time defaced

One type of beauty, I would meet

One just as beautiful and sweet.

Words

These words—they make my spirit soar up high

While gravity, an anchor, stays my frame

And thoughtfully I gaze up at the sky

As I with bliss enjoy each word and name

That mark each page, creating melody—

No tune they make, but music nonetheless.

I see my Father’s creativity

In how, with gifts of words He would us bless.

 

My Father’s like a poet, making “poems”

That one can read by seeing with their eyes—

The lofty mountains, and the crashing seas;

The myriads of stars that fill the skies.

 

So as I revel in this poetry,

I pray that YOU, the Author, I would see.

Torrents

Even when the tempests may assail me

Its waves, like towers, rise above my head

And try to drown me, let my heart not fail me—

If I have You, what do I have to dread?

Those things in life that threaten my destruction,

Though they seem strong—God, You are stronger still.

And while this battle may be long and bloody,

I know Your mighty hand can save, and will.

©MaddieThePoet, 2017.

 

You can find more of my poetry/short stories on my other blog, MaddieThePoet.

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