This was written in South Africa, in a time where I was learning how to trust God in the nitty-gritty everyday struggles. This poem seeks to describe what it is like living with the Spirit in a place of surrender.


I find myself feet off the ground,
Feel like I’m falling but somehow


I’m distant from the world
Yet more connected
To its Maker.

I feel alive
Nothing holds me back
I’m surrendered to the wind.

I was made for the heights.



This poem/quote was written at the start of 2020 when there were so many uncertainties that I had to surrender to God.


When When so much is in the air
Don’t waste energy in
Trying to put everything back into place,
Enjoy the wait
And learn to fly above the chaos.



This poem was written in 2019, in a time where I felt that I was caught up in the cares of the world and wanted to surrender myself afresh to God.




Take me up I want to see from your perspective
I go up but my head is still in the clouds
Even higher I go up out of the atmosphere
I am as light as a feather
Away from distractions
I ascend to heavenly places



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.