Being Still

Ripples

A lazy Sunday afternoon we sit

In side by side a hushed companionship

As leaves spiral to autumn’s bluesy beat

In this restful place on love’s wine we sip

You freely to me did your life commit

And knowing this I am in grace’s grip

We speak of things that no one else can hear

You hold me, touch my heart and wipe my tears

 

This time with you is treasured, honored, prized

We each attend the other, first and first

No veil between us, just the space comprised

Of love, compassion, hope and trust immersed

In faithfulness and joy, so undisguised

So filled with you I think my heart would burst

These precious moments cannot be replaced

Until forever, they must be embraced

 

As life does pull me toward things I must tend

I’m saddened and dismayed, I must confide

I know our time together now must end

Yet knowing, I perceive you still abide

As life surrounds, on you I will depend

Your love is vastly high and deep and wide

Love’s grace and mercy present each new day

Be still, so I can give it all away

30 comments

  1. I had enjoyed reading this one again, Susan!

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  2. Hey Susan, there is something so sweet and touching here. The simplicity adds to that. And you take us through the parting that always saddens. Lovely piece.

    Diana

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    1. Thank you, Diana, and bless you for the comment.

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  3. Be still snag know I am God.I try hard to be still and just trust. I enjoyed the post very much Susan.

    Much love Tom

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    1. I think trusting is what He loves from us best, Tom. Glad you enjoyed. Bless you, Tom.

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  4. Beautiful poem Irene. Being Still is what I want and need this time in my life. I am trying to put busyness behind me. Blessings! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Making that time is definitely worth the huge reward. May He bless you with a window of time for just the two of you. 🙂

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  5. This is gorgeous. And it expresses my heart, too. Thank you for sharing it with us. And sharing Him with us.

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    1. You’re so welcome, Paula.

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  6. A blessed union, Susan, felt in your words. Beautiful.x

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    1. It is that. Thank you, dear one.

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  7. quite simple yet poignant in its beauty. vw

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    1. Thanks, V. Sorry this is late in reply. Catching up to comments this week.

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      1. Not a problem dear. vw

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  8. so beautiful!!!

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    1. 🙂 Thank you so much. I apologize for the late reply. Your comment means a lot considering your beautiful work.

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  9. A beautiful portrait in words. Thank you. xo

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  10. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for this gift today.

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    1. You’re so welcome. It’s really from Him. I’m just passing it along.

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  11. What a beautiful poem, all through uplifted with the love within and in awe with that last line, blessings on this sunny Sunday

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    1. Thank you. Sometimes, He just blesses me that way.

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  12. Simply Beautiful!

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    1. Bless you, Andy. Always a pleasure to see you over here. 🙂

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  13. Are there any coincidences? Dr. Stanley’s message this morning was on 16 ways to know God’s presence in our lives. It was wonderful and this poem is just the cherry on the Sunday! 😉

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    1. Oh, thanks for that! 😀

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