As I waited outside the boys’ tutoring center this evening watching their friends and former karate buddies spill out of the dojo, I couldn’t help but lose heart for the boys. School has become their occupation, and homework their recreation. And I have to admit that I hate it.
So tonight we broke home policy and watched a movie on a school night. And after I tucked them in bed, I felt a tug at my heart to visit this blog again. Not knowing what to write or how to start, I thought of the boys and the quiet time they spent in the learning center as their friends left for home. And out came my first effort at poetry. Is that lame? I don’t know. But as I read the end product, I couldn’t help thinking about the boys and all they do to keep going each day. How wonderful it is to have hope in God…
Oh my troubled heart,
How do you go on as you do?
Urging yourself on each morn,
you fight and claw your way
through the day with the hope
God alone can provide.
Is that why you endure?
Is that why your beat remains constant?
Is it merely because you have hope from above,
or that you hold to the promise of
an everlasting and undying love?
I wonder where I’d be without you…
Could I face the trials of each day,
or smile the darkness away,
or laugh nearly as much as I do
without the beating heart that
carries me through.
But is it really you, or is it something more?
Don’t take offense, but I believe it is…
For within you lives the Super Man,
the eternal Hope of all mankind.
It is He who has given you your beat,
your hope, and your willingness to survive.
It is He who breathes life into this soul
when all else fails. It is He who formed
me and you for a single purpose…to live,
and to live for Him alone.
So do not fret, oh troubled heart.
For He who promised is faithful, and
He will never let you down.
No, He has a plan for you that will
never be broken as long as you follow
Him. Look to Him, dear troubled heart.
He will not fail. He will never let
I really enjoyed your poem. That’s how it works. God puts words into your heart and mind; you just right it down! Amazing, isn’t it! This is really inspiring. Many of us drudge along and get weary. Your poem paints a clear picture of the fact that no matter our circumstances; God is in control. He’s the one that joined heart and body and gives it everything it needs to do the mission we’re set out to do. I look forward to reading more poetry from you. I know it’s there just waiting to be put down on paper.
Prayers are there as always,