Great Northern

Great Northern fronts
Can be quite blunt
Blowing back and forth
With a kick, pass punt

Shock waves that sound
The chiming windmill
Which cannot behave
Then become still

With tears on my face
I tend to the mill
But I have fulfillment
In this long winters’ chill

Trusting in God
The key to my strength
Endurance, resilience
To go the length

Soft winter cloths
Caress nightly with salve
For this cracked deepened smile
At the frozen improv

Crisp sunny days
Leading love to the verse
Settling yesterdays’ bout
With the cold winters burst

By Kelly S Griswold

Peaceful Prism

Windows glisten as they frost
I’m looking out at sparkling hues
Blue and yellow sun shines through
Fellow shades for warmer views

Geometric prisms serve
In patterns, turn kaleidoscopes
Eyes are rolling in an arc
Painting pretty isotopes

Beyond the specs of yesteryear
Tears still glow, and move on by
God, who stores them in the sky
Comforts with a lullaby

Soft and sweet, the tender beams
Filling longing souls with glee
Melting frozen hearts with ease
Holy Spirit heals and frees

Christ, who sprung the whole world wide
Bids us come without a fight
Holds our hand; and all is right
Wraps us in His bosom light

As we rise above each plight
Grow in His wisdom, strength and sight
His victory grins from ear to ear
His song with muffs so soft and bright
Kelly Sampson Griswold

Diamond Mining

Once my heart was overwrought
With stress and sought relief
The vise grip of the carbon fields
Gave utterance to my grief
I had to face the truth of truths
If only to myself
So I sat awhile in silence
To rest upon a shelf
A diamond tributary
Lay pressured and held down
As God, our loving lapidary
Designed a precious crown
In His timing, He beheld
By furnace hot and stoked
Shaped and crafted, then upwelled
The elegance, uncloaked
Seasoned in the facets
The strongest diamond mold
Now visible to the naked eye
For God reveals His own
By Kelly S Griswold


Time, it cannot melt the truth
Or wax itself unkind
I felt the pain, yet don’t regret
The love it left behind

The long long road
Built up in strength
Where God’s sweet mercy
Sowed in length

With needles hidden
Bound all wounds
Stopped the bleeding
Healed the pain

A place where all one’s pride
Must die
Where pity pays no mind to mix
Stupefying fights … all fixed

Where eye for eye and tooth for tooth
Give way for selfless mercies truth
One of loves greatest lessons
To be learned

On the cross
The work is done
The victory in Christ
Already won

By Kelly Sampson Griswold

Echoes of God’s Love

In God’s window of my dreams
There’s sunshine in the store
All the little dolphins dancing
Shining through the door
Love resounding in my heart
God’s glory in the gates
I am surely satisfied
As I live and wait
Old familiar whistle calls
Heard from distant shores
Echoes beat from loyal chums
With kettle drums galore
Love resounding in my heart
God’s glory in the gates
I am surely satisfied
As I live and wait
Kelly S Griswold

I’m Safe Tonight

Whoever is reading this
I hope you know
How much you are loved
Sounds are softly hushing down
Stars so brightly light my bed
Hanging with the moon so full
Safely draped above my head
All held together by God’s hand
As woven blues of warmest wool
Lay softly down and tuck me in
The time has come, to slow the pace
I pray in silence to my Lord
Thankful for His love and grace
His heart in mine . . .
My resting place
Kelly Sampson Griswold

Snow Light

Not a branch without frosting
On a Tree chiffon white
The whole world’s redemption
Came into the light
In a wonderland rich
With deep brumal snow
Covered and protected
Tucked into the fold
Standing strong and so tall
Feeling each floating flake
Of pure satisfaction
Each soul doth awake
Hearing God’s gentle voice
So simple and plain
Like the first glistening snow
Upon loves’ winter glades
A babe in the manger
The Savior is born
A gift to the world
In the humblest form
Kelly Sampson Griswold
Have wonderful day friend
Through Jesus you are white as snow
For Jesus is the perfect (white as snow) lamb
Who took away the sins of the world


I long for you my Jesus Lord

Walking through Your vestibule

My strength renewed, fully restored

Your grace is my refuge

In Your sanctuary sweet

Lord there is such peace with You

Your word, my armor, sword and shield

Your grace is my refuge

Your arms around me, so secure

Oh so gentle, soft and warm

With faith in You I can endure

Sheltered from the storm

Oh my God Thou art with me

You lift me ‘bove the dark deluge

My precious Savior, Jesus

Your grace is my refuge

By Kelly Sampson Griswold

We always have to remind ourselves that Jesus is with us no matter how dismal the situation that comes our way. He is always beside us, behind us and inside us. He will never leave us. We need to let Him comfort us.

Continuously communicate with Him and tell Him how you feel. Trust in His perfect and everlasting love for you. Pray unceasingly. Let His Holy Spirit fill you. Feel the healing power of Jesus. Even on the coldest of days our hearts are kindled by the fire of His love for us. Ooh… It’s getting warm in here!

You are so loved!

Kelly Sampson Griswold

Rest well my friend

Flickering Sun

The seasons revolution
Earth’s axis tilting up
Trajectory is lower
More shadows from the sun

Flickers supersonic speed
Strike the blinking lense
Blue eyes are a tearing
Fluttering with the wren

Wintertime needs not confine
More time alone with God
Frosted windows etching stars
Call wood trips, good to trod

Do be very cautious now
The bird said, on the steed
Eyes ahead upon on the path
The snowy meadow treed

Kelly Sampson Griswold

Have a great night friend
Keep warm! k

Strong Song

God love always keeps us strong

The sweetest sounds
Are handed down
The hardest love
Takes time to shine
Deep and mellowed through the years
They will surely calm the biggest fears

New green leaves grow on and on
Drawing trees up to the sun
As God sends love from up above
His faithful song to soothe the soul
Fill the hollows
One by one

By Kelly Sampson Griswold