August 05, 2012

I Go On.

Prompt from Poetic Bloomings: write about an accomplishment
For the Memoir in Poetry, part 2

Background note: I was diagnosed with a rare form of vasculitis, Wegener’s Granulomatosis, in April 2007. It is treatable, but not curable, and may go into remission – but can return at any time. This is my greatest accomplishment, that I keep going; yet not in my own strength but that of Another.

Could be fatal, they said.
And there I lay, diseased and
missing half my blood – it had
disintegrated, gone away,
lifeblood no longer life.

Could be treated, they said.
And there I prayed; and took
one pill, one prayer, one day
by itself – baby steps when
I could barely walk at all.

Could improve, they said.
And there I leapt, yet leaning
on another and Another;
his arms, his legs – working for mine;
His strength working for mine.

Could recur, they said.
And there I wept, afraid to
live for fear that fears would live.

And there I paused.

But then, so tired of the waiting,
the not living–

Could go on! I said.
And there I grew, aware
that life was made to live,
and thrive – and I was made
to fight, and go on living.

July 15, 2012


“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” Jeremiah 33:3

I need. And
I plead with heart-tears,
it throbs with
passionate grief. And
He hears, and answers, and gives.

June 24, 2012


Photo Prompt from Poetic Bloomings: click here to view

He holds you
and me, and the earth-
small treasures
in His boundless hands.
He grasps infinity with
His fingers.

He's got the whole world in His hands, He's got the whole world in His hands!

June 17, 2012


Prompt from Poetic Bloomings: fire

Air tastes of fire,
charred burgers over hot coals-
takeout time again!

Photo by Panda Evans

June 10, 2012


Prompt from Poetic Bloomings: water
Form: shadorma

Little drop
shining with color,
a rainbow
midst the tear-
imagine a world flooded
with rainbows.