Poetry: Peace

Photo by  @whoisbenjamin (Unsplash)   Peace by Olowo Hope   The more I struggled, the more it grew Pushing me further down deep. The clouds above hovered in pity Thunder spoke in roars Lightning flashed through the walls of darkness, I sunk deeper, fighting the waves.    Bereft of strength, I yielded.  Dancing to the … Continue reading Poetry: Peace

Poetry: Driving Country Highways in July (Joyful)

Photo by  Matthew T Rader (Unsplash) I love road trips in the summertime. They remind me to look around and see God's blessings that are so easily missed in the busyness of work and family responsibilities. —April Ojeda, poet   Driving Country Highways in July (Joyful) by April Ojeda Stately Thistle, purple headdress, Holding court in … Continue reading Poetry: Driving Country Highways in July (Joyful)

Poetry: Clamoring for the Bottom Rung, by Carole L. Haines

Image by Xin on Unsplash   Clamoring for the Bottom Rung by Carole L. Haines Even if no one else ever sees down deep in the darkest parts of me I see and God sees or if no one else ever knows the harshest thoughts, the hurts, the wounds . . . I know and … Continue reading Poetry: Clamoring for the Bottom Rung, by Carole L. Haines

Poetry: Gathering Joy

Image by Melissa Askew from Unsplash   Gathering Joy by Veronica McDonald   I gather joy around me like a blanket. You feel as warm as kindergarten like a gentle cotton cloud against chubby baby fingers covered in white paste. Like that feeling called home when home wouldn’t do. An invisible best friend as natural as … Continue reading Poetry: Gathering Joy

Poetry: A Broken Vessel Made Whole

Photo by Rafał Rudol on Unsplash   A Broken Vessel Made Whole by Robert M. Starr   I touched the wood with a trembling hand And felt the blood of a crucified man.   He was guiltless, innocent, without sin, Yet He hung on the cross, dying at the hands of men.   I thought … Continue reading Poetry: A Broken Vessel Made Whole