Category Archives: Poetry

Live Your Goodbyes

Live your goodbyes, Don’t leave them unsaid; Walk in assurance, Don’t live with regret, Speaking words of life, Showing God’s love, That when you reach the end You’ll know that you’ve done All that you’re called to, Fulfilling His plan, Stepping into His presence, As He says, “Well done.”   ADW

Like Christmas

Eternity Reminding me Of Christmas joy, The children’s glee; Anticipating well in advance While Mom and Dad Give a wondering glance At the calendar as the days race past; A desire to provide Beauty, joy, special gifts. Children impatiently wait; Will the glorious day ever arrive? The presents wrapped The longing glance…is it enough,, Does it look just right? Will they be surprised? Heavenly glory, Preparation unseen; Longing, we wonder and wait… Will You give that last glance, Let the

Left Out

Left out… Unable to understand or see, Simply knowing the pleasures available to one Are not hers to receive. Left out… Left to wonder why; Too young to fully understand, She questions and she cries. Though Mom explains as best she can, The youngster doesn’t understand… She only knows she’s been Left out. Left out… Unable to understand or see, Simply knowing a blessing extended to some Is not extended to me. Left out… I stop to ask God, “Why?”


If I speak in language poetic, Mutter in language plain, Speak with the tongues of angels and men, Lord, I pray that my only refrain Be the message of Your love. Lord, too often my tongue sends forth the spark That leads to furious flame… The fires of hell lick at my heels Because I did not refrain From speaking without love.   ADW

Journey’s Rest

Journey’s rest, The end far off, I gather the will to proceed; Journey’s drain On will and strength… Without this stop, Would I dare concede? Not by power, Nor by might, But by His Spirit, I shall travel on. Until His voice Directs my path, I watch and wait For Spirit’s strength, And the call to move along.   ADW


The drive, The distractions, The fears, The tears, Unknown destination, Mom bringing us here… A surprise says she, But not knowing, we Whimper, whine, Find reasons to cry and complain. Still she goes on, We reach the end And find she was right, A wonderful treat, We just couldn’t see. The journey, The distractions, The fears, The tears, Uncertain destination, You’re taking me there… Promises of love and Promises of grace, All I can hold on to On the way

Jesus, You Died

Jesus, You died… Crucified So I’m purified… I love You. Jesus, You bled, A river of red Now I am healed, And I love You. Jesus, You rose; Empty, the tomb; And I’m born again And I love You. Jesus, You’ll come; You’ll receive Your own And I’ll be in Your presence forever; And I love You.

Jesus, You Are My Strength

Jesus, You are my strength; Jesus, You are my life; Jesus, You are my hope In this world as I try To know You, To see You, To love You, Lord; You strengthen my heart As You’re setting me apart. You hide me in the shadow of You’re wings; Safe in a pavillion, You teach me the things I need to know to serve You, To follow You, Lord; You show me joy and pain; You guide that I might

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