Poetry

Lord, Your My Everything

My Lord You part the waters
My Lord You calm the sea
Lord You are my everything
Have domininion over me

Lord You are my comfort
Lord You are all I seek
Lord You have the answers
When everything looks bleak

Lord, Thank You for your love
Thank You for Your grace
Thank you for Your mercy
I’m in Your healing place

You Lead me on in power
My heart heaped up and free
Lifted far from all my efforts …
Reign fully over …. me …

Kelly S Griswold

Mirrored Love

“By day The Lord directs His love
At night His song is with me
A Prayer to the God of my life”
Psalm 42-8 Holy Bible

A morning Hymn

Each morn I look to Gods sweet face
My heart to Him I vow
My life to Him for each new day
I leave to Him the how

I’m safe, I trust in His control
My sufferings understood
Reaching out to Jesus hand
Past hardships for my good

By night I rest … on soft sweet cloud
Upon His loving word
In His blood that cleanses all my stains
Let it rain …
Lord
Let it rain …

Prayers go up and time goes by
Tears roll down from up above
Meet golden nuggets of our faith
Infinite His breaking love

It took years, to assuage
all the fears that held me down
Let it rain, within my heart
I’ve let it go … to Jesus now

And if you’ve just begun, to feel
The real you is revealed
His all sustaining mirrored love
Healing you and me

Words and music
By Kelly S Griswold

Wisdom Whispers

As I walked the field, behind my house
I saw it yesterday
Great swellings, from the earth below
Where tiny mice had played

Peeked and reared their little heads
Twasn’t squeaks, I heard that day
More like roaring lions cries
Voiced past all reasons way

A great big sign, upon the land
Fed mounts, with lifted lung
Then fell and crumbled up
From where, they once had hung

All the buffers, quelled expanse
Along the throats canals
Dissipating pockets closed
For higher rational

Humbled by a void of care
Wisdom whispered clear
A belly full, from long ago
Much ado, of nothing there

Swellings from the earth below
Within our hearts, we bear
In quietness, we then, are built
God’s loving earthenware

Kelly Sampson Griswold

A New Way

This is mercy
To love your enemy as yourself
To be kind to those who are hurting
To think of them as future friends
Where forgiveness reigns
and all can mend.
How will they know
Till you extend the ways of love
in turn
To break chains of yesterday
Resisting the urge to hurt back
With knee jerks under leaves of grass
Instead, apologizing for your own wrong
Depriving the blunder of it’s sting
For God is love inside the slight
Liberating us in His song of peace
Sailing off a unified flight

Kelly S. Griswold

Love Thy Neighbor

I stood up tall today
relied on God’s strength
With the use of the pulley
Lifted my weight

In a Christlike way
set into action
Strength of my faith
Thwarted a faction

Loved my dear neighbor
As it were myself
In humility shored
Shielded in stealth

In more ways than one
Walked away in wealth
Walked away in silence
Walked away In health

Kelly Sampson Griswold

I’d Rather Love

Better to serve than to fix
The Lords perfect love in the mix
Discern how and when
To listen once again
Finding the heart line my friend

Have patience, time will unwind
Our beauty with His healing hand
Perfectly timed
He will water, not nix
Although painful; the lesson is learned …

All the while, the bud gently opens
And love grows anew, flawlessly
The rose; it beholds
The most graceful stem turned
As it grows turns it’s face unto Thee

Kelly S Griswold

Lady Slipper


Lady slippers popping
Lightly dot the ground
The backwoods deep, are sipping sap
In this ancient, shanty town

One Golden fertilizer shell

God springs them one by one 

Perfect porridge from His well

Birthed, His mastery, done

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Entrusting to His future 

Faith revealed in such 

His Sovereignty in each new bloom

So soft, The Masters touch 


Seed by single seedling
Old things are now set free
Lord Jesus bares His beauty born
His tranquil sanctuary

Tip toe, lovely moccasin 

My eyes behold Your belle 

Made by Thee, for all to see

His promise, ethereal

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Words and Music
Kelly Sampson Griswold

Perpetual Porch Light On


On an old familiar country road
Done kickin up the dust
With every little nook and cranny
Loved past wanderlust

At the end of the road, beyond the bend
A gate, always unlatched
Where your ne’er a stranger, but a friend
In love no strings attached

A country cabin, sits back lone
Perpetual porch light on
With rocking chairs and moccasins
For stories, told till dawn

With fire aglow and featherbed
We’ll all sleep when sleep is due
With Gods’ abundant love bestowed
Neath the grace of another moon

Chorus
Ne’er a stranger lovely love
I miss you when your gone
God love you and protect you
Perpetual porch light on

Kelly Sampson Griswold

Stand Still

God is bigger, God is more
Than the flak, that is hurled at you
The love you give, in the name of Jesus
Comes through the rented door

Though, the diverse pain oppress
Don’t fear or shy away
For God, and His word is with you now
Forever, it will stay

He surely comes, in the knick of time
No step beyond His will
For you are His and He is thine
All is calm, His peace, be still

All In Him child, put your trust
The opposition falls
His loves abides
His victory rides
Whether short or awaited
The time

Kelly Sampson Griswold

Signs of Spring

Springtime

Plum trees are budding
Mint is creeping
Willows are weeping
Springtime is springing

Surely and quietly, she’s inching with a crawl
Almost didn’t notice
But for the fragrant dewfall
Pollen is misting through the windy bay
Silently flying to the feeding tray

Birds are a chirping
With alluring song singing
For all of springtime stalling
Spring fever is catching

Nascent white popcorn
Treats for God’s eye
Beautiful sights for all passers by
Mind you, my nose is needing relief
And Springtime’s worth the waiting
With soft handkerchief


Kelly Sampson Griswold