Message In Stanza

Poetry and Musings

Thank you:

I was nominated by Didi for the Blogger Recognition Award. I feel privileged and thankful. Thank you, Didi. 🙂


I really enjoy Didi’s thought-provoking posts about society, love, and spirituality. Please check out his blog. It will open your eyes to the importance of human connection and love written through wonderful poetry and innovative videos.

The Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers for this award.
6. Comment on each blog to let them know you’ve nominated them and a link to the post you created.

A brief story of how my blog started:

My WordPress blog started two years ago. I remember the days of having a blog back in the early 2000’s. It was perfect to get my feet wet into blogging. I would include some poetry on it as a hobby. Then I took a break from blogging. Then I met some people along the way that suggested trying to blog again. Then I got excited. Maybe I could share my poetry and really make a difference in people’s lives again.

I was so happy that I could find some many like-minded spiritual bloggers in the blogging world. Ones who shared in my writing endeavor and helped make me become a better writer. Thank you WordPress community.

My advice for beginners:

1.) It may take a little bit of time to gather a following and community but be patient with yourself. The more open you are with others, the more open they will be with you.

2.) Write from the heart but also try to write a piece where will want to join you on your journey.

My nominees:

Following Him

Loved by the King of Kings


Medha Chugh

Steve Still Standing

Poetry from the Ink Well



Boundless blessings blog

Through Ink and Image

Quiet Moments with God




Lizardin Bain

Thank you guys, again!! 🙂 😉

You got a deep cut
The doc said
Just put a band aid on it
And go on your way

You had a stressful week
The yogi said
Take one deep breath
And move forward

You need to lose weight
The nutritionist said
Eat once a day
And walk ahead

Our speed is excessive
It’s for advancement
But are we moving forward?
Or just moving in man’s ways?

You can have peace
God said
He will restore your soul
And rest in green pastures

You can have joy
God said
By the Holy Spirit
And His word will always stand

You can have patience
So many things distract
From the very source of life
Abba, our Provider

(C) Carly Wiggins 2017

You think you are sick

With your skateboarding trick

You pull up real quick

And do a kick

And spin so slick

You are a king

As you swing

Your way down

Back to the ground

It just takes grace

To be able to embrace

Every challenge you face

As you the passion you showcase

Is felt in this place

(C) Carly Wiggins 2019



We all live busy lives
Trying to maintain our jobs and houses
And stay connected to friends, family, and spouses
I peer into this night sky in this lit plaza
I can’t even see the stars with all this light pollution
Is progress really the solution?

It is a man-made idealism
But we hold it true as realism
I am riding a train going somewhere
Reading Scripture
It says, “Wait on the Lord”
I choose movement over patience
It’s like leaving my suitcase at home while on board
We’ve got a destination but no tools to help us

How do I rely on an invisible being of light?
How do I give my problems to the  One who has it all?
I know He understands but I am embarrassed each time I fall
How do I give my relationships to Him?
When God-fearing men bring light to a world turning dim
They’re a physical embodiment of the Person who created everything
But still, I can’t get on my knees or sing

Lord, take my mess
And help me feel blessed
Blessed beyond measure
In You, I want to surrender

I am riding that train again
But this time I don’t block out the Holy Spirit from within
I take Him into this broken planet
And say, “Lord, here’s my soul, “You can have it!”

© Carly Wiggins 2016

“The worst kind of suffering is denying one own’s pain.”

suffering girl

“The worst advice you could ever give someone suffering is many people are suffering worse than them, so count your blessings and ignore your pain. Once you acknowledge your pain, esp. when someone else does you feel less alone and the pain will lessen.”


“As much as suffering hurts, it produces growth and potential. It isn’t in vain.”

tree growth

“Sometimes God allows to suffer to give us a personal desire to grow more.”

jesus cross growth


Here is June’s Faith Chapter 5. Enjoy! 🙂 Here is a link to the previous chapters:

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Chapter 5: We Come to this World with Nothing

June went to revisit where she began to rekindle her faith: the orchard. It was a pleasant day with a slight overcast. She moaned and groaned before God like a toddler who hasn’t been to grandma’s house in over a year. Tears streamed down her face.

“Lord, you have taken so many people out of my life. Who else will you take?” Stacy’s and Helen’s faces began to take root in her mind and the tears came down much faster this time.

Quoting Job 1:21, “I know, Lord, naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away, may the name of the Lord be praised.” (NIV).

June used to memorize Scripture when she took a Bible class in college. A year after that class she became engrossed in the Bible. However, she lost some faith but the Word still stuck with her.

“Lord,” she pleaded with Him. “I know your Word says, I come with nothing and I will leave with nothing, so, tell me, but why should I praise You for that?” June started to find herself getting a little angry. “Your Word also says that You gave and take away, so why should I praise You for that?”

She heard nothing but she continued to press forward.

“Lord, I long to see Helen and Stacy tonight in my dreams. Show me that they are ok. May they speak to me tonight.”

June was mourning like never before. She was only leaving the house for work. Morgan came over a few times to bring food and to support her. But after a few weeks of sitting in the cold, lonely house she decided some fresh air and errands would do her good to get things off her mind.

June went to get her car inspected. While in the waiting room she saw a familiar face, it was Jimmy, the guy from the seafood market at the grocery store.

He noticed her first.

“Hey, you look familiar. It looks like you just woke up on the wrong side of the bed today.”

June was surprised. Jimmy was a smooth talker but apparently, candid as well.

“Well, you look a little shabby yourself today,” she quipped. He scanned his rough beard and over-the-top ripped jeans.

Jimmy was caught off guard but then noticed June’s warm smile and was put at ease again.

“Life throws you curveballs one after the other,” June added.

“Yeah, tell me about it. It leaves you like a dry bone.”

They smiled at each other.

“Car is ready for June Harrison!”

June heard the announcement over the loud speaker.

“Well, I have to go, Jimmy, maybe I’ll see you around, hopefully, more cleaned up at the seafood market.”

She winked at him.

Jimmy slightly blushed and June went to check on her car.

Let me know what you think and stay tuned for more! 🙂

~Carly (Message In Stanza)~


Silence penetrates this room
Like a baby engulfed in a womb
Quiet is taken for granted
As soon the baby is born
Into this loud busy world
He or she is disenchanted

What was once thought as vital
Has been gone quite a while
The Beatles reflective tunes
Have long been replaced
With nightclub jams
Say good bye to those pretty afternoons

What is true purity, you may inquire?
It’s been dancing with the night’s mire
As soon you are born, your spirit yearns
For a destiny beyond the grave
But life is cyclical like clockworks
With every hand that turns

(C) Carly Wiggins 2019

Turbulent times

Feel like restless crimes

A storm is coming

The moving wind chimes

Test my patience


I am waiting for a tide turn

My soul is worn

No crops lasting

Maybe except for the corn

Thank goodness for that


Life give me liberty and grace

I miss my deceased loved one’s face

His divine wisdom is accurate

Even when my love I displace

He is standing there with fresh maize

(C) Carly Wiggins 2019