Be Blessed

Two poems

God Bless You

I search within my heart, dear friend,

so this is the respect I send you,

that you may know that far or near

my loving thoughts attend you.

I give you this poem

to express to you

that in every single way

God bless you.

God bless you during happy times

and your successes,

for true joy can only come

when He blesses.

God bless you during sad times

and when troubles oppress you,

for sorrow cannot bring you harm

if this is His way to bless you.

God bless you throughout life,

so do not moan and groan,

because He blesses you,

so you are never alone.

His bright light will guide you,

and dark shadows cannot hurt you whatsoever,

because He blesses you,

so you are safe forever.


A Weed

 I am a weed

growing innocently and securely in the ground.

I am unattractive: misshaped, neglected, shunned.

My roots are fragile;

my stem is too short;

my petals are oddly shaped;

my leaves are of a strange colour.

One day so very long ago I entered a special garden

where they accepted weeds and half-breeds

and turned them into roses.

I stood shaking with anticipation.

The roses surrounded and informed me

that if resolution abides in the heart of a weed a rose can be made.

I trembled, a ugly weed among lovely roses,

wondering what I should do and become.

God overshadowed and shared with me

that He accepts and loves me just the way I am,

so I left that special garden with joy and praise in my heart

knowing God accepts and loves me, so I can do the same.

I went back to my home under the sun.

I am a weed.

I will always be a weed.

I am who I am.

Let me be me.

I am a Christian writer who uses the gifts and hard work of writing to express my faith and to share messages about God with others. Writing to me is about creating messages about my experiences and the life we have in our relationship with God. Writing poetry for me began in 2004, when I was looking for a poem to send out for Christmas and I could not find anything suitable. As a result, I began to write Prayers to Jesus Christ, which was my very first poem. Then I began to write poetry about life, love, time, family, special occasions and other topics like gardening. God then inspired me with a desire to write about an inexhaustible topic, Him - His love, forgiveness, mercy, power, and His daily help and presence in our lives! The context of my writing is not limited to poetry alone, but also short stories. The creativity of writing is a necessity to me, as it allows me to express my relationship with God and to share my faith with people in order that their lives can be touched and transformed in a special way as they read the messages I have written. I pray that through my writings that God will be honoured through all that I write and that those who read my poetry will be touched by the hope Jesus brings into our lives.