Sunday, October 14, 2007

" Noise! "

Shattering peace is the disturbance of noise
Which invades the soul from its prior poise,
As the soul soars in heavenly contemplation
It's then catapulted into painful vexation.

Where is the peace that once was mine?
The Gift given to me once upon a time?
It shall come again; of this I am very sure
As I release my spirit to God so pure.

In the meantime I patiently and hopefully wait
For the blessings from the Keeper of the Gate
He lifts my heart, my soul and my spirit;
For temporary loss of peace, I'll not fear it.

I'll continue to pray to Him without ceasing
For to the Lord our God it is most pleasing
To ever thank Him and lift His Name on high
Keeping eyes fixed upon His azure blue sky.

Once again, His peace does blessedly visit;
When it leaves briefly next time I'll miss it.
For now, through His Grace, I attain it;
O my Sweet Jesus help me to sustain it.

Grant that I may ever bask in your love
Amid any noise be buoyed by your Dove,
The Dove of Peace fluttering His Wings
Blessed Lord Jesus, how my hearts sings.

© Mel Patterson 10-14-07

Monday, October 01, 2007

"..A-thon Thoughts "

They gathered for cancer ~ survivors as well,
Amassed to aid thousands in that insidious hell;
Many the people running and walking on
Going the distance in that run/walk-a-thon
They raised awareness and money for good cause
And were filled with our praise and applause
For we marshaled each corner as they went by
Under that sunny and cool September sky.

All completed their task, mother, father, child, teen, senior
And two wheelchair-bound ladies in a most happy demeanor;
Everyone accomplished the task to the finish line
Amid the cheers of peers for having done so fine.

Accolades to those behind the scenes
Those who exhausted all means it seems
To help others realize their dreams.

What a wonderful day to have been out and about
For on that day we all wanted to shout:
" See you next year same time same place "
To gather again and be blessed ~ by God's Grace.

© Mel Patterson, October 1, 2007