Category Archives: God

The Moon and the Clouds #Poetry

Actual photo I took that night.

Actual photo I took that night.

The cool night breeze
strokes my hair
and encircles my body
like the hug that I
desperately need.

The leaves in the limbs above
rustle quietly,
a reminder that I’m not alone.

The steady moon
looks down on me
while the streak of clouds
move briskly by.

The moon is God;
the clouds, my troubles.

I snap a photo,
but you just can’t see
the moon and clouds
like they are for real.

I am saddened
that I can’t share
My God with you
tonight.

 

LLH

07-17-2016

Edit on 12/14/16

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Feelings, God, Nature, Observations

Die to Live

Photo credit: Milwaukee Community Journal

Photo credit: Milwaukee Community Journal

Drinking in the dark.

She only smokes when she drinks.

The girl finds you out.

What do you say?

You promise you won’t get cancer.

Lies.

You can’t make that promise.

You know to live

you have to die.

Die to yourself.

But still you don’t.

You don’t give it up.

Your addictions.

Your pain.

Your cravings.

Your wants.

Your flesh.

 

It is time to make a change.

To die.

To follow.

So that you can live.

 

LLH

8/6/15

3:02 am

Leave a comment

Filed under Addiction, Die to Live, God

Growing

Thanks to FeelGrafix for the image.

Thanks to FeelGrafix for the image.

Growing stronger
With each sunrise.
Feel the beating
In my chest.

My God,
My Savior,
He protects me
From you
And all that
Beat me down.

Growing certain
Of my choices
That I’ve questioned
From Day 1.

Growing happy
With my life
As a single
Yet not just one.

LLH
3-5-15
10:39 AM

2 Comments

Filed under Divorce, God

Him #poetry #poem #30in30

I hide from you

…sometimes…

in the dark of night,

but you see me still.

 

Why do you love me?

 

I associate him

with put downs

of how i’ll never succeed

because of my gender.

 

I associate him

with secrets between us

that adults can’t know

and i shouldn’t tell.

 

I associate him

with unspoken anger

silence on car rides

and quiet punishment.

 

I associate him

with upheaval

with fear

with danger

with warning

with “don’t you dare”

and “you will pay.”

 

A bruise.

A hurt.

“Forgive me, please.”

 

How then can i

see you as Love?

How then can i

accept your Grace?

Teach me

not to hate

the word “him.”

 

LLH

4/1/15

9:22 am

Leave a comment

Filed under 30in30, domestic abuse, Feelings, God

Sleeping In #poetry #poem

Thanks to 8tracks for the image.

Thanks to 8tracks for the image.

I pray.

I know He has laid my path for me.

I just need to follow it.

But diversions distract me.

And i want to sleep away

the days that hurt.

 

I fight.

You say that i’m the strong one.

I don’t think so.

The struggles defeat me.

And i want to sleep away

the days of anger.

 

I cry.

The tears draw lines on my cheeks.

I just wipe them away.

But more tears replace them.

And i want to sleep away

the days of sadness.

 

I’m so tired of doing this alone.

I’m so tired of wanting to share.

I’m so tired of looking for you.

And so i will sleep away

the days that overwhelm me.

 

 

LLH

5:02 PM

6/29/14

3 Comments

Filed under Feelings, God, Me

Man of Skin #30in30 #poetry #make30

Easter-Morning

The anguish you must feel

At watching my failures

You give me direction

You leave me love notes

But I don’t listen

Like this’s a joke

 

I seek out pure love

I crave interaction

Meanwhile you sit

Await my reaction

 

I seek a man

Made out of skin

When all along

I needed Him.

 

LLH

4/28/14

6:53 AM

 

Leave a comment

Filed under 30in30, God, Love

Night Fall: A #30in30 Poem

Trees Dusk and Stars - poetry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I watched the stars appear

as the sky deepened

from pastel to cornflower

to true blue, electric blue,

and then, at last, midnight.

 

It was God’s watercolor painting.

vivid hues subtlely streaking

fading into each other.

 

It took a moment

after the sky dimmed

before the pinpricks,

like lightning bugs,

sparkled to life.

 

4/7/12

#30in30

#7

 

Leave a comment

Filed under God, Nature