Hello, my lovely readers! I know, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted … I’ve missed quite a few Tuesdays and Saturdays! Part of that is because my life has been so busy – helping my family remodel a house, organizing, packing, babysitting, applying for jobs, moving in, getting sick … I haven’t had a whole lot of time to just sit and think of something to write to you all. Haven’t had a lot of inspiration lately.
But I’m now getting over being sick with a sinus infection and pink eye (which started out as a cold over a week ago) and feeling much better, physically. Also feeling more settled and calm, now that my family and I are finally in our new house!
So I wrote a poem this morning! 🙂 Now, I am not very good at writing poems. I only write them occasionally, when I’m feeling deeply about something and just have to get my feelings out somehow … so I scribble them down on paper. I haven’t been writing stories lately, or even journaling, but I have slipped into a poem-writing season, I guess.
- I’ve been thinking about love. What is love? What does it mean to love, truly? How can we feel perfectly loved?
- I’ve been thinking about God. Why do we struggle to trust Him at times? Why do we keep running to everything but Him? Why do we cry out so desperately to Him to give us love in all these other shapes and forms, when He’s offering us Himself?
At my Bible study, on Sunday evening, one of the other ladies said something that kind of inspired this poem. She said something along the lines of: God wants to give us the absolute best … so He gives us Himself.
So here’s my poem. It’s definitely not perfect, probably not even proper (I’m not well-studied in the art of writing poems), but bear with me and try to get the overall message, anyway, even if you can’t see the poetry of it. 😉
Come to Me
Why are you running, child?
Running from Me?
Where are you going?
What is it you seek?
You’re confused and afraid
Too scared to trust
You don’t know the way
But you won’t let Me lead.
Dear child, be still
Don’t you know it’s Me you need?
You’re searching for love
You’re chasing the high
You grasp and you covet
And then you ask, “Why?”
Why isn’t my heart happy now?
Why hasn’t this person satisfied me?
Why do I need more—what haven’t I found?
Where can happiness possibly be?
Child, you ask, “Why me?
Why am I alone and unloved?”
But I say, “Come to Me
Let Me fill you up.”
Your heart was made for My love
Let me give you Myself
Your soul was made for heaven above
Child, only in Me can you know true love.
Heaven is your home,
Not somewhere unknown.
Eternity is My promise to you, dear
Not something to fear.
So when the Enemy whispers lies
Dark—in your ear
Come to Me, precious child
Let My Word drown out your fear.
Come to Me
Come deeper still
Rest in my love freely
Let Me show you My will
My yoke is easy, My burden is light
I do not oppress you
Don’t take to flight
That’s the Enemy’s tactic
To harass and to shame you
My love is gentle—believe it
It’s that of a Father, unconditional and true
Come to Me, Child
I want you to know Me
Come and find
My love, divine
Will leave you empty
Let Me tell you this, Child
Tell you gently
Seeking Me and My love
Is the only way
Let Me show you My love
Come here to stay
And then you will have
© Shantelle Mary
I might share some more of my attempts at poetry in the near future – just to share a little of my heart and hope you can relate! 🙂
Have a blessed day, dear friends! ❤
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
6 thoughts on “Life Updates and a Poem”
This has been something on my heart recently, too. I can definitely relate! ❤
Aw, hope you’re doing well, Emily! ❤
I think this is lovely. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Ashleigh!
You’re welcome! 🙂
I love this! So beautiful ❤ and so very true!
Thank you, Felicity! ❤