Thursday, May 19, 2011


The psalmist says we should
Look for Him in the rushing waters
Where there is nothing but loose pebbles
And air to cling to.

Keep afloat wherever the current takes you;
Find Him when your toes can
No longer touch bottom.

He won't let you go.
Reach out.
He is here.
After all, He gave you
The desires of your heart.

© Judith C Evans 2011

[Written for Thursday Think Tank at Poets United. This week's prompt -- untitled.]


Mary said...

Well expressed. I especially like "Keep afloat wherever the current takes you."

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...


Very placid and peaceful words. Indeed rather psalm-like.

Best wishes, Eileen

Anonymous said...

Very well expressed Judith, this poem calms my soul....thank you for a well written piece.

Poets United said...

You express a great attitude in this piece. Sage advice indeed!.

Judith C Evans said...

Thanks for the encouraging comments, friends! I had no idea what I was going to write when I sat with my notebook for 15 minutes :)

Margie said...

Beautiful writing, Judith!
I especially loved these lines ...
*After all, He gave you
The desires of your heart!

Ella said...

I love the idea of keep a float; really beautiful~

Anonymous said...

After all He did give us everything we need when we were brought into this world.

Anonymous said...

"After all, He gave you
The desires of your heart"....perfect ending true :)

Butterflies of time said...

A calm and content acceptance, a peaceful soul resides in this poem. Thanks for sharing.

Cecilia Marie Pulliam said...

Your post expresses with beautiful words what is in my heart. I intend to just let go of the struggle and just hold onto Him. That is the one struggle worth fighting. I loved this. Great addition to my mornig devotions.

Anonymous said...

Well expressed. I like the last two lines.Its so true!

Judith C Evans said...

Thanks to all of you. All of your comments bless me and inspire me to continue writing.

Anonymous said...

The Psalmist would be delighted to read your take on the 15 minutes. Blessings!