Poem of the Month

Every month, you will see either a new work or a favorite work, posted on this page. Also listed below it are the highlighted poems, songs, or essays from the previous two months. Below those two works is a list of poems or works featured here for the previous ten months. The category page from which each work is taken is listed in parentheses ( ).


APRIL 2020

(From: Emotions)


Wavering

(a song)

  

            I will trust in You, Lord.

            I will trust in You, Lord.

            Not because it is easy, but it’s right—

            Please forgive me for wavering tonight—

            I need Your light!

 

You are a God who is faithful and true,

Caring and patient in all that you do.

So, why won’t I simply rest easy in You?

Steadfast allegiance is long overdue!

 

            I will trust in You, Lord.

            I will trust in You, Lord.

            Not because it is easy, but it’s right—

            Please forgive me for wavering tonight—

            I need Your light!

 

 

gratefulsue

7/22/82

© 2015 gratefulsue


MARCH 2020

(From: People)


Human Condition

 

Here I sit—safe and warm, in a comfortable chair.

Eat my lunch; while into the peaceful outdoors, I stare.

 

Sun-splashed boughs, with leaf-shaped shadows, dance.

Beautiful music and setting, does my mealtime, enhance.

 

I have privileges, time, food, shelter, and ease.

Life is good.  I am blessed and can do just what I please.

 

Yet, in the far room, a loved one, estranged, exists.

His deeds are justified, right, and important, he insists.

 

Unconvinced, I lament the irony our lives can portray.

Love versus truth.  Lose-win, win-lose, come what may. 

 

Around the globe, the news tells us there is more strife.

The innocent with “the wrong faith,” pays with his life.

 

In another place, orphans are homeless, hungry and pale. 

And the wealthy are blind and deaf, while governments fail.

 

This place we call earth is an ugly, complicated mess.

Worse yet, you and I are the problem... I confess.

 

 

gratefulsue

9/13/14

© 2015 gratefulsue


FEBRUARY 2020

(from: An Introduction)


Make my life a poem, Lord!

 

Make my life a poem, Lord!

            One which inspires and moves

The hearts of readers near and far—

            This world, to serve and improve.

 

Make my life a flower, Lord!

            Though fleeting I may be.

Bright with color, joy and wonder,

            Reflecting your creativity.

 

Make my life a painting, Lord!

            One longs to enter in—

For contemplation, restoration,

            Remembering where to begin.

 

Make my life a candle, Lord!

            For someone in the dark,

Lighting the path of truth and life  1.

            And loving with all my heart.

  

1.  John 14:6


gratefulsue

9/2/17

© 2018 gratefulsue 



Previously listed poems of the month:

JANUARY 2020

Daily Prayer (From: Daily Prayer


DECEMBER 2019

Eternal Spring (From: Faith)


NOVEMBER 2019

Unforgiveness (From: Doctrines)


OCTOBER 2019

A Friend  (From: Fellowship with Believers)


SEPTEMBER 2019

Truth's Friends  (From: Doctrines)


AUGUST 2019

Shine His Light  (From: Evangelism)


JULY 2019

New Hope for Busy Women  (From: Contentment Musings)


JUNE 2019

Faith (From: People)


MAY 2019

All that I am (From: Fellowship with God)


APRIL 2019

Thy Will Be Done (From: God's Will)