A Tribute to Hope

You are the ray of light

That pierces through my gloom

You are the thundering clouds

That gathers above my desert

You are the polar star

That shines in my blackest night

You are the soothing answer

To my heart broken cry


Winter Days

I feel the ice

Congealing round my heart

And like frost bitten toes

My emotions drop off

Empty shells, dead to the core


The winter days encircle me

The coldness seeps in

I have forgotten what summer is like

The beautiful blooms of spring

Are nothing but an old tale


I shiver on the porch

As I wait for these days to be over

Hoping that I will once more see the sun

That this ice palace in my chest will finally melt

And I will feel again


“From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Psalm 61:2 (NIV)


It looms ominously

A black cloud on the horizon

Silently it sweeps across the sky

Until there is no more light

Just a sheet of darkness and dread


You can’t look beyond it

The insurmountable mountain

The future only brings fear

Stress is a filthy rat

Gnawing at the knot of your heart

Like a stone your stomach drops to the depths


Whatever awaits you

When the sun rises up again

Whatever you fear

Know that you are never alone


“…I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:5 (NIV)