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Hope- A Poem
Of all the poems I have written, this one is my favorite. Every time I read it, I remember the day I wrote it. I was sitting in traffic and this peace just washed over me. It is a reminder that in the midst of the business that there is more to life than what we see now. I can't believe how fast time flies and I hope that you enjoy this poem as much as I do.
There are special days when the traffic stops.
When a warm sunbeam invades my space
I close my eyes and am quietly still.
I center my heart and subdue my will.
I hear You then speaking soft and low.
You comfort my soul with a peaceful hold.
And in those precious moments here,
I catch a glimpse of heaven’s shore.
The water on that sea is still.
The sand is soft and warm.
A ray of light encases me
Not with fire but with a petal-soft glow.
In that moment of true peace
I remember why You put me here.
And I am so grateful for this blessed gift
That shows me something better waits for me.
Our troubles here are but temporary.
Our lives are not our own.
I rise again with strength renewed
And remember that God is on the throne.
I never stop longing for that crystal sea.
My spot is there waiting for me.
The hope of peace for all eternity
Drives me forward to do what I need to do.
For in the end peace is what we all long for
And in the quiet stillness of our Heavenly Father is the only place we’ll find it.