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

Political undercurrents
Causing an upheaval
And you thought things were in place
But the overpowering news makes you feeble
The ones who hold the mic
Can say whatever they like

Sharks are everywhere in the water
Looting has gone astray
Harvey caused pain everywhere
But twisting it is unfair
There wasn’t intense looting or sharks
Houston was victim of different hearts

Let’s shower blessings to Houston
A city birth for revival and change
Let’s wake our hearts of denial
We have been asleep a while
Prayer warriors and prophets are here
Let’s pray for protection to continuously appear

Let’s pray for the Carolinas
And God would bring relief
You may move to and fro
But it will only cause you grief
Might make you a part of the flow
But why not pray a blessing or so?

Lord, send your mighty angels
To protect us, God
We know You are Father
You can calm every dark water
Show us with your divine kindness
And heal us from lack of love, your Highness

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018

The world may falling all around me
But I can still choose to be free
And put my hope in Thee

The earth rumbles
Because of its troubles
But you won’t forsake
Those who trust in love’s sake

The more the evil prospers
The more my joy will be in the morning
Good will have the last say

God’s righteous ones have suffered enough
We have seen the dark stuff
The dark stuff of the cosmos
But goodness shall follow

Laugh at evil, beloved!
We are above it
It feeds on fear
But let’s feed on the love here

Evil is full of deception
And false correction
God is only love
A gentle dove

Laugh at evil, beloved!
Say, “Freedom, I love it”
God is good because He is Lord
I trust His word!

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018

So many different seasons

Some filled with holy angels

Others with demons

There is power in the tongue

For every daughter and son


We must decree a thing

It’ll gets us back into the ring

You want hope

Decree it

Then you’ll see it


This isn’t just a prosperity ideal

We got to see wholeness

It’s a kingdom principle that’s real

Then we can march forward

In the promises of the Lord


I have been down

The enemy took my crown

But I am someone in God

When I chased out my pride

But I didn’t let joy die inside


I devoured this ugly pill

But Lord, you enriched my life

When things went down hill

You took these lost keys

And cured my from my sinner’s disease

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018





As my heart goes thud thud thud

I realize I can be an old stick in the mud

God change me from the inside out

Take away my shame and doubt


I have deep roots in the ground

But why I am still bound?

I trust You, God Almighty

Set Your heart free in me


I want to capture Your heart

Because You captured mine from the start

I am here, Lord, empty and available

With Your great Love that’s unexplainable

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018


God, strengthen me

This elevator is stuck

Between floors

I can’t open these doors


I am claustrophobic

Scared of unknown spaces

And tight spaces

They remind me

Of my suffering


Don’t think I am overreacting

It’s like screaming

And not being heard


Jesus is the answer

The only answer I know

I am not ashamed of my pain

He more than understands


Caressing voice of angels

We are no longer strangers

We are the company of merriment

The harps spring forth

Echoing praise in the distance


Turn down the TV

Shut down the Ipad

Put down the drink

Watch your tongue

He is everything we need


Stand up

And smile

Let your lips curl

Like a half moon

He is good


Struggles come and go

But patience is growing

And patience creates praise

Stay strong, dear ones

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018


Please share what you think. Thanks. 🌸



Like dusty old bookshelves

It’s time to dust off our minds

New knowledge lays ahead


This a prompt from 3LinesTale


You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

Many words inspire the page

As the quil sets the stage

I could use any writing tool

Don’t mistake me for being uncool


I know it’s the 21st century

But I love to write as you can see

I know I could use my IPad to type

But I won’t when the passion’s ripe


My quil, my quil, my quil

I can write at will

Carefully crafting my words

Like a guitarist makes his chords

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018





Here is a poem from a while back. Enjoy!

Developing in a tight cocoon

While your mother’s belly is a balloon

You came into this loud and busy world

You were created by a single cell

This is the start of a life for you to excel

You only have one life

Life is a miracle


Businesses fall and crumble

People fall down and stumble

Life seems up to chance

Like a freestyle dance

But is it, really?


The way the DNA strands fixes itself

It does this on its own without any help

The way the brain develops early

It sends signals to the spine

By a month the mother already see’s the signs

How can it all be up to chance?

Life is a miracle

(C) Carly Wiggins 2016