Saturday, May 07, 2011


The young woman of large girth
Was near to giving birth
She would soon see for the first time
Her infant miracles, how sublime.

Ten tiny fingers, ten tiny toes
Little rosebud lips, cute little nose
Of these wee ones born of this mother
A bond forms like none other.

Playful babe, happy giggles
Out of loving arms he wriggles
Stuffed animals, many toys
Very typical of baby boys.

Full of glee this little girl
Tousled head with red curl
Twirling and whirling in a dance
She's a ballerina perchance.

As Mom watches her child grow
She wonders where did the time go?
How is it my baby grew up so tall
When once he was so very small?

When did she stop needing me
Now all she does is needle me
She once wanted her door left open
Boredom sets in and I see her mopin.'

Applications to many a college
In an effort to grow in knowledge
Doctor, Lawyer, Commander in Chief
So many choices, good grief!

He met a girl; she met a guy
Two engagements, rings to buy
Twins met twins, who would have guessed
Both families to be doubly blessed.

Double Wedding Day done
Of a daughter and of a son
Our home is now an empty nest
It's time for a much needed rest.

Roses arrived in four lovely hues
I realize what the gift imbues
I am delighted and I have to say
The blooms are for me on Mother's Day.

© Mel Patterson, 5-7-11

Friday, May 06, 2011


Lord, be Thou my Holy Guest
Thou art my ultimate Quest
My soul Thou hast blessed
In Thee I find peaceful rest

If I were to wander away
Other gods to hold me sway
This fool can truly say
Without Thee there is no day.

Permit me not to take my leave
Like a magnet to Thy heart I cleave
Thy boundless love may I receive
O Lord Jesus in Thee I believe.

I long to see Thee face to Face
When finally I'll win the race
Blessed by Thy every grace
O Triune God, it's Thee I Praise.

© Mel Patterson, 5-7-11

Thursday, May 05, 2011


Clap your hands, the Lord draws nigh
The time is nearing; look to the sky
As was told in the age-old story
He comes again resplendent in glory

Clap your hands, dress in fine attire
Stir up the spirit with hearts afire
Play instruments and joyfully dance
Sing out ~ your joy to enhance.

Clap your hands, be en guarde
Let not your souls be marred
Your spirits can soar to the height
Be ready for the most radiant Sight.

Clap your hands - He is here
Permit the Lord to draw near
Run to Him hearts aflame
You are the reason that He came.

Clap your hands, the Lord draws nigh
The time is nearing; look to the sky
As was told in the age-old story
He comes again resplendent in Glory!

© Mel Patterson, 5-5-11

Tuesday, May 03, 2011


If not for you we would not have been
You lovingly deemed we should exist
You sent Jesus, your Son, to heal us of sin
For our souls He did and still does persist

No bigger than a grain of sand on vast beaches,
You know when we sit and when we stand,
May we ever cleave to what Jesus Christ teaches
Each tiny undeserving speck of sand

O what a loving Father we have in you
Who willed all creation into being
For us every blessing and grace you imbue
Blind were we; now we are seeing

Accept our thanksgivings and praises
As we worship you with unabashed hearts
Pour upon us the blessings and graces
Your Holy Spirit imparts.

© Mel Patterson, 5-4-11