Poetry

Springs Treasure

The snow will soon be over
Making lumens for the spring
To Magnify the green green grass
Revived for us again
What we’ve learned
Will be sustained
Gods Winter wisdoms
Treasure gained
With each new morn
New flowers born
Could never be explained

Kelly S Griswold

Long The Way Home

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I hear the susurrous sounds
Pins that pluck on downward
The music box is playing
Round and round with spring
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Cylinders are moving
Slipping o’er bumps
Tuning forks and sound beams
Soothing my soul home
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And I love you so
Dancing in my dreams
Sleep will soon abound for me
Sewing up the seams
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Kelly Sampson Griswold

Memories of Mom

Pressing on strings of Heaven dear
A love songs warmth imbues
I see you on the inside
In drops of royal dew
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With this dawning soliloquy
My heart doth ache for you
I’m missing threads of yesteryear
In hues of green and blue
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Sipping on tea at breakfast
Zion’s Country side in view
Resonant strides of jeans appear
Loves drapery of you
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We walked the long and winding trails
Before you flew to rest
Up the joyful driveway
Invigorating quest
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Toughness, courage, tenacity
Only Jesus best
The strength instilled inside me
The place in which to rest
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God on every roadside
Growing up in simple faith
Hardship was no load to bear
Jesus Word saith
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I Am is all I hear
His strength to scale each wall
‘Twas you my mother Who taught me ere
On Him that we must call
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Kelly S Griswold
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Thank you Lord, for my Mother
Who taught me … “The All”
On Him alone that we must call

Late Winter

Northern fronts
Can be quite blunt
Back and forth
With a kick pass punt
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Changing direction
Chiming windmills
Airbrushing sun tattoos
Before being stilled
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Tears on my face
As I tend to the mill
But I’ve had fulfillment
In this long winters’ chill
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For trust in God
The key to strength
Endurance, resilience
To go the length
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Winter cloths
Caress with salve
Red cracked lips
At the frozen improv
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The turning of pages
Brings love to the verse
Settling yesterdays’ bout
With the cold winters burst
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Kelly S Griswold

Peaceful Prism

Windows glisten, as they frost
Looking out at colder blues
Red and yellow and orange views
Fellow shades for warmer hues
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Geometric prisms serve
In patterns turn, kaleidoscopes
eyes are rolling in an arc
painting pretty isotopes
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Beyond the specs of yesteryear
Tears that glow yet move on by
For God, our hungry appetite
His beauty sings, a lullaby
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Sweet and soft, the tender beams
Filling longing souls with glee
Melting frozen hearts with ease
Holy Spirit heals and frees
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He who hung the whole world wide
Holds us in His hand so tight
Lays us in His bosom light
Bids us come without a fight
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The eye doth rise above each plight
In His strength and in His sight
His victory grins from ear to ear
His song with muffs to warm us here
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Kelly S Griswold

March On

His coat is thick
His gaze is long
His ears are sharp
His feet are strong
His Fathers house with chimney high
Branches broad
Clothe much more, I
Taken care of all the while
Through sunshine storm and shadow nigh …
God who loves me as I trod
A simpler path past somber eyes
Sure in step
To meet each juncture
And climb with power past all fear
In victories march
Proceed onward
All for One and one for all
Reward is come
Eternal One
Crown the Master of all mercy
Hail the King of Israel
Crown the Master of all mercy
Glory to God in the new Zion
By Kelly S Griswold
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“He will keep in perfect peace
Whose mind is stayed on Thee”

Lessons

Time, it cannot melt the truth
Oh e’r forget the day
I felt the rain
But don’t regret
The love, it left behind
The long long road
Lit up with strength
Where God’s sweet Glory
Sowed in length
With needles Hidden
Healed all pain
Where all ones pride
Must learn to die
With stupefying fights all fixed
Pity payed no mind to mix
Love turned the lies
Back into Truth
One of loves greatest lessons
To be learned

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Kelly Griswold

Pulchritudinous

Pulchritudinous, solemn
Uncluttered and so clean
Orderly, sterile, perfect, pristine
Comforting, calm, serene
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The first snows a dusting
Upon the evergreens
Winter just beginning
Settling us to glean
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A glimpse into the Heavens
A place we long to be
Just an intimate walk with Jesus
On the way to Eternity

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By Kelly S Griswold
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Empathy Tea

When two collide
In a twining interleave
In my book they should sit down
Over tea and unwind
All perceived emotions
Setting iron to iron
Both will be Happy
If they just spend the time
Not to shut out offender
Or offendee in silence
Empathy cries
I will talk with you
I will ask for forgiveness
I will forgive
I will humbly discern
I will serve others with love
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Empathy Rise
Like leaven
Instilled
Into the mixture
As in the baking of bread
If we see it fall
We’ll knead the dough once again
We’ll flute the ends together
Till completely sealed
Serenity mends
In time my friend
When deep calls unto deep
We will call upon Thee
Together enthralled
In healing beauty
We’ll put on the boil
Into porcelain vessels
Empathy go forth
The Teacups
Three people strong
Three stitches more
Three white beds
To sleep in the Hall
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Psalms 25:9
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By Kelly Sampson Griswold

Winter

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Autumn she’s gone
With her last breath
Leaving a caveat
Winter she came
In a whirlwind
Quicker this year
No less a lady
Meeker for the wear
Wet and muddy tracks
Finally past her tears and fears
Snow capped trees
Cover for the fallow deer
Protecting her
From danger here

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Kelly S Griswold