Poetry is Music
By Helene Stallcup
Poetry is the music in our hearts
poured out in words,
a universal melody,
easing pain, increasing joy,
making the reader cry out,
"Yes! I see! I feel! I understand."
"These are my thoughts,
the yearnings of my heart."
"This is my song!"
The poet makes the world sing
to the music of his pen.
Coming and Going
By Pamela Hixon Rhea
As the New Year comes,
And the Old One goes,
Into the future we cannot see ...
Only God knows.
So it’s wise to be sure
Of one’s eternal destiny,
With your soul anchored in Jesus
For all eternity.
For the New Year to bring us joy,
Each person must decide,
What they will write,
Upon its page of spotless white.
So that whether you win that sweepstakes,
Or fall off the "fiscal cliff,"
I have penned these words
To give your heart a lift.
Just trust your future to the One,
Who is steadfast and sure,
Whose promises you can count on
And whose love, grace and mercies shall endure.
Do not squander time,
For it is a precious commodity,
Resolve to live your best for Jesus,
Whatever New Year might hold or be.