My Poetry Pages

(For The Poet)

Livving water flows
Living water flows

My Shield & Sword

The Heavens and the Earth Declare His Glory

Shepherd Boy

Shepherd Boy

Shepherd Boy

I was just a Shepard boy
without a shield without a sword
fed up with the giant’s voice
screaming curses at my Lord
I walked down the hill alone
with a pocket full of riddle stones
what the philistine couldn’t see
what I had was more than me
that on my own I am weak
but my God fights for me


I was a servant of the king
interpreting his crazy dreams
I won’t worship mortal men
so they threw me into the lion’s den
visions of teeth were all I saw
til something came and shut their jaws
you couldn’t find a scratch on me
in fact that night I fell asleep
morning came and shocked them all
for my, God fights for me

I stumbled into the room
with alabaster and my wounds
I could feel there judging eyes
as I knelt before the Christ
I poured my oils on His feet
I didn’t care who saw me weep
I gave Him all I could that day
and He should have sent me away
instead, He lifted up my head
Because my God fights for me

He’s my shield He’s my sword
The victory is the Lords
what’s the story here today
what’s the giant in your way?
are you trap and can’t get out
are you staring in a lion’s mouth
can you stand before the Lord
or do you need to hit the floor
it doesn’t matter what you’ve done
because the battle is already won
so lift your voice and shout today
My God is here to stay

For the Poet

I Shall Stay Where You Have Placed Me

2021 March 17
“Be thou there till I bring thee word” (Mat_2:13).

I Shall Stay _ _ _

I Shall Stay

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
(Psa 23:6 AFV)

I Shall Stay

I’ll stay where You’ve put me;
I will, dear Lord, Though I wanted so badly to go;
I was eager to march with the ’’rank and file,’’
Yes, I wanted to lead them, You know.
I planned to keep step to the music loud,
To cheer when the banner unfurled,
To stand in the midst of the fight straight and proud,
But I’ll stay where You’ve put me.

“I’ll stay where You’ve put me; I’ll work, dear Lord,
Though the field be narrow and small,
And the ground be fallow, and the stones lie thick,
And there seems to be no life at all.
The field is Thine own, only give me the seed,
I’ll sow it with never a fear;
I’ll till the dry soil while I wait for the rain,
And rejoice when the green blades appear;
I’ll work where You’ve put me.

“I’ll stay where You’ve put me; I will, dear Lord;
I’ll bear the day’s burden and heat,
Always trusting Thee fully; when even has come
I’ll lay heavy sheaves at Thy feet.
And then, when my earthwork is ended and done,
In the light of eternity’s glow,
Life’s record all closed, I surely shall find
It was better to stay than to go;
I’ll stay where You’ve put me.”


Patience & Trust

Wait on the Lord


Oh, restless heart, 
which beat against your
prison bars of circumstances, 
yearning for a wider sphere of usefulness,
 Leave God to order all your days. 
Patience and trust, in the dullness 
of the routine of life, 
will be the best preparation 
for a courageous 
bearing of the tug and strain of 
the larger opportunity 
which God may sometimes send you."