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Posts tagged ‘trust’

As Your Plan Unfolds…

I know not where You’re leading me,
I only know it is from here.
This place in which I reside,
Where all seems so unclear.

Your plan, Your will,
I seek with all my heart.
I place my faith in You Lord,
Understanding, I pray impart.

You’ve never let me down.
You’re always on time.
Sustain me in this trial,
Be with me as I climb.

All I have is this moment,
Help me obey Your leadings.
I trust Your plan is perfect,
Despite my lack if seeing.

Amen

©E.D. Allee
September, 2014

At The Jumping Off Place…

The jumping off place,

Pursued by familiar disaster.

Flames, whirling winds,

Consuming the ground

on which you stand.

No time to consider,

You’ve waited too long.

Close your eyes.

Take a breath and let go.

Through surrender

You’re transformed…

©E.D. Allee
September, 2014

See through…

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Can you see through…

The muddy waters surrounding?
Will you reveal the way out?
Feet so far beneath the surface,
Merging with the sludge of doubt.

Existence relative to self awareness.
Perceptual evidence waning.
Afraid to look beneath the surface.
Adapting to the comfort of sinking.

To fight, trust.
To hope, cling to faith.
To emerge, strive.
Light and safety are in wait…

©E.D. Allee
July, 2014

Inspired by Image: http://www.deviantart.com/art/The-lake-of-sadness-171052272

To Wholly Love…

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Love, a crystal river ever flowing,
Graceful streams of beautiful clarity.
In true form it progresses unabated,
From, and to, an infinite eternity.

Broken trust, a stone-upon-stone laid dam,
Hindering what should be natural movement.
Built by the hands of harmful betrayals,
Once closed and carefree eyes are now vigilant.

The dam must be destroyed,
Brick by vicious brick if need be.
The crystal river is still vibrantly alive.
Love wholly again and break free…

©E.D. Allee
April, 2014

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Pieces…

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Trapped within the broken reflection,
Pieces scattered on the ground.
Connected to the fallen shards,
Did wholeness ever abound?

Destroyed, like the trust,
She once loosely knew.
Shattered like her hope,
Unfamiliar and askew.

Eyes, smokey black and blue,
The shades all wrong.
Far from reflecting the pain within.
A torturous hurt he prolongs.

©E.D. Allee
March, 2014

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Authenticity… (Revised)

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How much do we hide,

Of our true selves?

Showing others what we wish them to see,

Hoping they’ll learn of nothing else.

 

Pridefully painting portraits,

To present to an attentive world.

A world waiting to drink us in,

Or strike us with judgements’ sword.

 

Who are we trying to convince,

Of the validity of our emblematic masks?

The prying eyes of others,

Or the shadows that we cast?

 

Are there individuals:

Who escape the need to escape?

Who successfully hide from hiding?

Who expose themselves without being exposed?

Who are authentic in their authenticity?

 

Perhaps, maybe in circles so small,

As to include God and no one else.

Total disclosure isn’t for every onlooker,

But, we sometimes keep ourselves a secret… from ourselves.

 

When we refuse to embrace our truth,

And we run, as if it will help,

We get carried away by the falsities we bought into,

And become subdued by adopted doubt.

 

To receive liberation from our own tauntings,

Which tell us we’ll never be free.

Might mean shattering the lies based in fear,

That prevent true authenticity…

©E.D. Allee

October 27, 2013

Picture link:http://audacium.com/vulnerability-balanced-leadership/

Wait…

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Sometimes it’s hard to just sit still,
To wait as You say to do.
To fight against my unruly human will,
When my flesh is crawling with desires to move.

I know You’ll renew my strength,
If I could, with trust, find peace with pause.
But I want resolution sooner rather than later,
Won’t You help me with my cause?

I know You’re working.
I believe in Your truths.
If only biding time were easy.
But, I question, what good would that do?

You say I’ll mount up on wings like eagles,
Wings that rise above raging storms.
Catching the powerful wind currents,
Which lift and carry them along.

Lifted high, yet dependent on Your support,
In stillness or in movement.
Please grant me the willingness I need,
To move through and beyond this.

©E.D. Allee
January, 2014

Isaiah 40:31:

“But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.”

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To Trust, To Fight, To Hold On… Let Go

 

There’s so much I don’t understand
Answers, explanations I’m not privy to
I try to apply my human logic alone
When deciding what to do
I go with what “feels” right
What makes the most sense
I follow the advice of others
Choose the path of least resistance
I’m not fond of suffering
I feel at times the sacrifice is too great
It’s so hard to be hopeful
And patiently wait

When all within me is crying out
This is much too hard!
I have to believe God knows what’s best
And trust He holds my heart
I know my vision stretches
Only as far as the moment
If I could see what He sees
It would be easy to be obedient
I trust God’s word
And, though I fall short, I try to follow His path
I know the answers are available
And His promises are mine to be had
Yet I’m in this fleshly shell
Which tries to subdue my spirit
Appealing to my selfish and self-centered side
Encouraging me to quit

I will never be perfect
Yet always I will strive
I’ve attempted to live my way
And now I want a better life
I know trials will come
I’ll be tested so that I may grow
And I pray for the strength I need
To simply let go…
©E.D. Allee
November 2013

 

 

 

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