This is a poem reflecting my acceptance towards brokenness as a chance to grow.  


Take my heart

Like soil

Break it down

And make me fresh

So seeds of life may be planted

In a place

Once dead




This poem was written in an incredibly emotional time of my life where I had to surrender my dreams to God and learn that growth can be a painful process.


My roots have been pulled at and tugged

as I attempt to go deeper into the soil prepared for me.

My flesh fights the aches and the pains

that make me question the place that I’ve planted my dreams.

Growing a seed takes great patience and faith

– endurance produces the fruit.

It ain’t fun feeling trapped in the ground,

wondering when and where is the daylight.

“Let me out” my heart cries.

But only when the seed is planted and buried does it ever see life.

I have always enjoyed all things creative whether poetry, performance, or photography. I believe that every single person is creative, it is just a matter of discovering what you have always carried within you. I have recently completed a Bachelor of Performing Arts and English and Creative Writing at UniSA, with the hopes of undertaking a Masters of Teaching in the near future. In the past year, poetry has been my main focus and I have started a poetry page on Facebook and Instagram (I: @sophie_joy_trenholm; F: @sophiejoytrenholm). I am a world traveller. I was born in Canada, grew up in Upstate New York, USA, lived in the UK for four years, and am now residing in Australia. During my years at university, I was also blessed to be able to travel to South Africa, Malaysia, and India. I love discovering the richness of cultures and the beauty that exists around the world. Travel has truly shaped the way I live and become an inspiration to my creativity. I have a big heart to see God's love revealed through the sphere of art and creativity which holds a powerful influence in our day and age. My poems tend to be short reflections about life and spirituality which often turn into prayers. My hope is that through the simplicity of the poems I wish to share, that you would be inspired and encouraged to find greater beauty in this life and the life to come.