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All Good Things

When it seems as all is falling apart –
From the sight in my eyes to the beating of my heart –
My body is saying my youthful days have passed –
Still I know God is with me until the last.

Not a child anymore in my home to be found –
They’re all now young adults, to their own lives bound.
Still caring for elders through my own concerns –
Yet God is still with me through it all, I have learned.

Soon someone else will be caring for me –
As my heart grows weaker and my spirit is set free.
Then all my tears will be wiped away from me –
As I rest in the arms of Jesus for an eternity.

Until then I shall cherish the smallest of joys –
For all good things are blessings sent from God to enjoy.
Each breath and each smile that comes to my face –
God is still with me through the last day of my race.

Beverly S. Harless

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At This Moment

At this moment in time my memory is clear.
I understand and acknowledge every word that I hear.
I can pick up the phone and call loved ones so dear.
We can laugh about silly things and at the bad shed a tear.

I don’t know what tomorrow will hold.
For my memory slips away at times, I am told.
When it will happen, I never can know.
So for now I will cherish this moment as gold.

They tell me my future looks different for me.
I may not know your name when your face I see.
It will be hard for you for I won’t remember most things.
So, keep these words in your heart and let them sing.

Everything that we shared is a part of me.
It’s the joy that shines through in spite of this disease.
It’s the smile that spreads upon my face.
And the giggle that slips when I am in a daze.

It’s the things that we shared when I was full of life –
That God gave to help me through my strife.
So, think again on the memories you hold.
For mine are alive in the memories of “your” soul.

Beverly S. Harless

The Battle

It doesn’t matter how hard I have tried –

Disappointment bombards from every side.

It tries to discourage from following God’s will –

So, I can not proceed based on how I feel.

Negative words and acts sent to give dismay.

Things that go against the Words that God did say.

As these things try to penetrate against my fortress walls.

My God gives me strength to still stand tall

As my enemies try to tear me down –

I drown them out as to not to hear their sound.

I stay focused on my God above –

Since He has for me a never failing love.

When will they learn they do this to no avail.

As long as I stand on God’s Word they can not prevail.

But, I will fight these battles with the armor He provided for free.

Knowing all the while the war has already been won when He fought for me.

Written by Beverly S. Harless

This is one of the poems I will be including in Poetry For The Soul. Hopefully it will be ready by December. I have never really liked poetry but for some reason, I find myself jotting down a new poem very early in the mornings – every morning.

As He Said He Would Be

In the quiet of the morning – no one but me around;
I talk to the Lord within the silence of sound.
My deepest desires and what burdens my heart;
He takes this load off my shoulders, and His peace He imparts.

As I go through my day, He still always is there.
No matter what surrounds me, with Him my burdens I can share.
When praying with others, as we present our requests;
I cling to His promise, our faith He will bless.

At the end of the day, as I turn out the light;
I can sense His presence and I can feel His might.
In the midst of the prayer, as my husband prays with me;
He is there as He promised, as He said He would be.
– Beverly S. Harless