Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Poem: No Thing Behind


No Thing Behind

By: Joi Maree Brown

There's nothing behind me to leave my name on
No one's hand to keep ahold of
No thing left undone to complete
Not even the old I will be taken with me

I am changed
Imperfect
But not of the same I

Changed in betterment
Changed in wisdom
Made anew in God

There's nothing behind me for me to worry about
No wrongs to right
No thing or person to hold on to me in strife
Not even a defeated battle to re-fight

I am moving forward
Each step to proceed the next
With no intention of ever turning around

My purpose, ready to fulfill
My choice in direction, God's Will

Forgiven of my past
Moving pass my past

As there's no thing behind me
Needing to go with me

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Poem: Streaming River

Streaming River

By: Joi Maree Brown

The River
 
Filled to full

Weakened by the barriers
Cracked from the pressure
Leaked by expired time

The river begins to flow over into the ocean
In waves of

Depression
Stress
Worry
Sorrow
Resentment
Anger
Grudge
Judgment
Deceit
Fear
Loneliness

Down my face
Off of my feet

Down the stream
Away from me

Into the sea of forgiving waters
Made calm by peace