Saturday, July 24, 2010

I wrote a poem...

I used to write poems all the time. I even got one published in a poetry anthology when I was younger. I have a few that I absolutely love and I would be happy to post them if anyone would like to read them, but I haven't written one in a long time.

I woke up in the middle of the night a few nights ago with two lines in my head. I wrote them down so I wouldn't forget them because I just loved them. There was something about them. I decided I wanted to see if I could get an entire poem out of them instead of just having two lines. The lines were:

You must know that I have seen the hurt
And it breaks my heart in two

When I wrote them down, I kept looking at them and reading them over and over in my head. I thought....I can just see God looking down at what the world has become and all of the pains that people are going through and I know his heart must be aching. With all of that in mind, I have been thinking about these two lines for a few days now and I finally decided to see what would come from it.

I sat down just a few minutes ago and this is what I came up with. Let me know what you think...

I am listening
I see your tear stained cheek
I know your heart is aching
And the comfort that you seek

I am listening
I hear your whispered pleas
Be still and know that I am here
When you fall upon your knees

I am listening
You are stronger than you know
I will stay right here beside you
Through your highs and through your lows

I am listening
And I have a plan for you
You must know that I have seen your hurt
And it breaks my heart in two

I am listening
My love for you is pure
I wrap you in its warm embrace
It forever will endure

I am listening
Place your faith in me
I shall never let you down
Have courage and believe

I am listening
Know I am always here
For you are a Child of God
You have no reason to fear

I am listening

I thought about writing a few more poems using the same two lines as inspiration because I was just so moved by these lines and the image they gave me. I will share them if I write more. Let me know what you think of this one! Thanks!!