I wrote this poem this summer.  This summer, of course, was a time when I felt truly, openly happy.  I was dang happy.  This March, I was freed from the deep, deep depression that had finally reached its peak in late February and March.  My proceeding spiritual high lasted from the very end of March till it began to recede in mid-August.

I was so, so, SO happy.  I was content.  Content with life.  Content with everything.  I was in love with life.  Completely.  I felt free, finally — it was such total relief that I felt like I could run and run and run and never be tired.  It was like even my vision was sharper.  The colors were brighter.  I could literally see better.  In fact, I was so relieved that I will base my next post on this topic, and will post quotes from my diary.  But anyway, I wrote this at AWANA’s West Coast Honor Camp this summer.  I paused and took that moment to write this poem.  I hope you like it.


Listen, listen;

Keep quiet for a moment

Feel His arms around you

Away with your lament


Stop and hear Him call you

Hear Him speak your name

Soon you will be good as new

Let Him make you tame


Cherish every heartbeat

It’s a precious thing

Yourself may you defeat

And to Him you can cling


Rise up with the cross

Forget all of yourself

Beautiful loss

Why ever look back


Just shut up and listen

He is so much more

Look up, look up to Him

And He will rid your sore.



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5 responses to “Listen

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