Poetry

Smooth Sailing

I felt God’s love from up above
As I confessed my sin
Sweet conviction tender still
Cleansed me deep within

As I brought it straight up to the Lord
The pain and guilt rescind
Holy Spirit flowed in grace
With His cool and gentle wind

Removed the heaviness within
How clearly I saw You
Falling fresh upon me Jesus
Your love shined through

Freed at last, for I was forgiven
Heaven opened wide
I owe my life to Jesus Christ
Who ransomed me and died

Holy Father filled with power
Tears were rolling in
Like a river in my heart
Cleansing deep past sin

The new day came with sweet relief
Yielding to You whole
Comfort solace reassured
Peace from You alone

Kelly S Griswold

The Dawning

Dearest oh Lord
As evening doth fade
The new morning dawns
With sun on the glade

Your still quiet voice
I am tuned to oh Lord
With the angels resounding
In Holy accord

You Fill up my being
With Exultation
Your great love and life
Leading me on

Kelly Sampson Griswold

Better Things

“He will cover you with His feathers
Under His wings you will find refuge”
Psalm 91

Better things

Placing all our brokenness
Into The Fathers hand
His soft laid wing, that broke our fall
In Jesus, safely land

Strong and beating heart, now live
In New life, rest your brow
Gone, the sorrows, gone the pain
The time to rest is now

When our best laid plans, release
And seem to come to nought
Resting neath His wings, we see
Better things has Jesus wrought

Kelly S Griswold

Springtime Menagerie

Tea for me
Outside today
In the bower cafe
I’m watching,
As all the newly born, buds appear
Abiding in the vine
In honor of our stately King
Sprouting upward, outward and skyward
Leaping near, soft carpets of creeping phlox
Reaping wreathes, for roses
Breathing in clouds of dainty mist
Neath the weeping umbrella
With it’s cotton candy tufts
Hanging over big green elephant flaps and tusks
Towering atop the living rocks
In purples, blues, yellows, greens
Such a colorful menagerie
Enfolding me
The sun is breaking free
My mind is buzzing
But for a moment
I’m a sitting bee

Kelly S Griswold

The Joy of Life Divine

I’ve learned, that it’s best not to murmur
Toils come our way, that’s for sure
A rougher path, builds lasting wisdom
Dodge all the barbs, taunting lure

Not ‘round, up the mountain, straight to the glen
If rocky path, mine, up again
Persevere long and to God, leave the why
To God give it, even the when

Sunshine is always over shadow
Illuminating light o’er my shoes
The rainbow breaks through in it’s His due time
Someday, the resolution ensues

If I persevere, in faith
I’ll reap a harvest, of white
Waiting on God, is the royal way
The joy of life, tis mine

Kelly S 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

Never undermine, let time unwind
The beauty of His healing hand
Perfectly timed
Best to water than nix
Although painful; the lesson is learned …

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


Kelly S Griswold

Lady Slipper

Lady slippers,popping
Gently dot the ground
Backyard woods are sipping sap
In this old shanty town

One Golden fertilizer shell
God springs them one by one
Perfect porridge from His well
Birthed, His mastery, done

Entrusting to His future
Faith revealed in such
His Sovereignty in each new bloom
So soft, The Masters touch

Tip toe, lovely moccasin
My eyes behold Your belle
Made by Thee, for all to see
His promise, ethereal

Kelly Sampson Griswold

 

 

His Heart, My Gaze

“He has shown thee oh mortal, what is good
And what doth The Lord require of you
To do justly, and to love mercy
And to walk humbly with Thy God
Micah 6:8”

Look up unto the bright Sun
Feel the warmth from up above
There’s a power in being selfless
Fueled by Gods’ pure love

Thank Him for His mercy
Look to Jesus not below
His provision is quite perfect
In His precious plan we go

Holdfast the new course running
He’ll show you the way
His Peace is like a river
Flowing through your heart today …

His law written pon
Your heart deep within
The Grace of His mercy
Covers all your sin …

Walk on in the Spirit
Walk on in His love
His peace forever inyour heart
With His power from above

Kelly S Griswold

God Scent

Sittin on the settee
With the windows open wide
Rain spray through the window vent
Makes me feel alive

Thick organic mushroom scent
Throughout the mossy dell
Lily of the valley still
Sweet bells lulling smell

A healing scent, the oil of Joy
‘Long sounds, of the whipperwill
Springtimes ever steady rain
Brings the green grass, all its fill

And I hear You Lord
I’m grounded in Your word
Your song is in my heart
Like nothing ever heard

It can’t be time for bed
‘Til I pray for all my kin
Lord, keep them safe and sound tonight
‘Til dawns mercy breaks again

Geosmins sweet musky scene
Tween the trees each one
There was much more rain this year …
Looking for the sun

And I love you Lord
I’m grounded in Your word
Your song is is in my heart forever
Like nothing ever heard

Kelly S Griswold

Abundant Love

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 warm 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

Kelly Sampson Griswold