Calvary

From the window
of my heart
my soul is
cast in shadow

The drops of rain
that hit the pane
are flowing
from my eyes

Sensed release
it graces mind
as through life
I cast a glance

I read the chapters
one by one
how each trial
came through the fire

With each dawn
I call upon Calvary
re visit His blood
that covers my sin

Prevailed against
short comings to fault
I reach redemption
silver chord of hope

KJS©

The Exchange

Find your compassion, feel the need, express your inner thoughtfulness, and find a dear soul to share it with.

 

Hold my hand and feel my life
the path though worn is there
Threads of memory still exist
tattered frayed and threadbare

Feel my heart ’tis broken and torn
do you have compassion?
Mend my soul with threads of gold
spun from interaction

Stay awhile to get a sense
why oft times I feel so lost
Now and then you’d never know
the heaviness of my cross

Bring a ray of sunshine with you
melt away the icy fears
Bestow me with the warmth of friendship
exchanging smiles instead of tears

KJS©

 

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Lullaby of Peace

sunset

The smell of death is pungent
dementia lurking in the shadows
the air is heavy but with a calmness
the torture will soon be over

Months of sadness give way to silence
eyes speak of better things to come
I hold her hand and sing of day
where memories of this shall be no more

A soft wind blows in fields of peace
gentle is the lullaby that calls her home
release my heart oh soul take flight
realm of glory eternal life

~

I have sat and held the hand of precious elderly, prayed in their ear when

their eyes could not open; when they no longer ate because the dementia told them they were already full.

I have sat and sang at the bedside of dear seniors and felt their last breath of life on my cheek as they crossed over into the realm of peace and no pain. I have been so richly blessed and honoured.

~

We have a hope of eternal life no death or dementia can
hinder the profound promises of God’s word.
Hold onto these promises they’ll carry one through.

KJS

Soul Cravings (Friday Blessings)

What is your hearts desire?

What does your soul crave for?

~

 

The ripples dance

as I step into

the river of life

I feel its life wash over my soul!

 

My lungs fill with song

as I inhale

refreshing winds

the breeze from the tree of life!

 

My heart beats with joy

as I walk 

with saints of old

the stories of His wonderful grace!

 

My soul is at rest

as I look

upon His face

the Emancipator of the redeemed!

 

This is my prayer

my hearts desire

what my soul longs for

a foretaste of heaven

will soon be reality!

KJS©

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A Childs Lost Treasure (An Empty Cradle of Hope)

 

 

Old wood

made to rock

cradles 

a broken heart

~

Fashioned 

with love

from an angel 

now gone

~

Tiny hands 

sway of 

cradle

gentle wisps

~

Winds of love

 the heart shutters

unlocking panels

freeing memory

~

Beneath

layered paint

echoes 

the hammer

~

Nails

link the 

three

wooden pieces

~

Attached now

only by

memory

of the gift

~

 

KathyJSnow©

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Hearts Desire (Dreams that are to be)

The heart strolls

through Autumn paths

scuffling through fallen leaves

scattered thoughts

drift through the mind

of a love that

holds no exceptions

knowing that every

breath is determined

journeys mapped

planned with purpose

crisp brittle leaves

dissolve with steps

reminds the heart

not to borrow

from tomorrows sorrow

all is required

is what to live for

so simple

is hearts desire

for all dreams

that are to be

calmly rest

within the Master’s hands

 KJS©

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Tender Footings

Nickels and dimes of worries 

scatter like leaves of the white birch

 

Water droplets on still oak leaves 

dance in delight at our footsteps

 

Rushing river steals smiles 

carrying them to our laughing brook of tomorrows

 

Song of the chick-a-dee guides our passage

through splendor scope of God’s creation

 

Thirsty for fellowship ~ bonding 

quenched by promise of the bee’s quaffing 

 

Hidden caves beneath the rivers 

explored with tender footings

 

Weight of captures around our necks 

released by magnification 

of God’s love through nature

 

Bluejays wings keep time

with melody of heart to heart

 

Footsteps never to be forgotten 

vanish within earths soil of time

 

 Kathy J Snow©

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