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

Life is like a game

Trying to remember your position

And win with intuition

All people want to hit checkmate

They have overcome so much


Broken glass


It does matter

What goes on in the outside

Is going on in the inside



Like turbulent seas

High anxieties

All worriers

Are looking for their way home


Basketball game

Swoosh, Dunk

That ball sunk

Winning basket

We all celebrate victory

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018





I am really curious, did you ever think

That when you see my blue you see it as pink?

My eyes reading the light rays

They make the color of my perception

It’s merely a visional reflection

Of what’s going on in my head


I see you, feel and hear you

I love you so much I revere you

Can you see me?

Can you feel me in your heart?

Or is it all an illusion?

This isn’t crazy or depression talking


It’s a desire to know that this shared bond in the cosmos is real

If it’s true, let’s give thanks as we kneel

This blessed life is short like a sunset

Just like a firework show

As the day starts to slow

And the colors we see may be different from one another


As the sun sets our hearts sink in splendor

So we should surrender

This may be all we have

A life force coming to end

But oh, what a sweet ending

Let’s go off with a big bang

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018








We all know a little darkness

In the recess of our minds

Troubled past

Locked away with a key

It’s time to find that key again

In our hearts


Life could be filled with the greatest of wonders

The marvel of elaborate colors of possibilities 

We just have to dig further into the truth 

Of our broken but beautiful past

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018

My most limited self belief

Is, “What’s the point?”

I’d rather delay the day away

Than feel heavy like a semi-truck

It’s happened again

A day with unmet expectations 

It must just be my luck 


I am tired of reading between every line

Searching amongst junk in a goldmine 

I can sleep for 10 hours a day

Not because I am depressed 

But because I am drained

There is a difference

And I get such pleasure staring into space

My mind can be released from its confinements


You say you are good but your collar is ruffled

I trust you but your words are muffled

I am not trying to be crafty

I am just looking for real intention

But next to every bank is a red light district

Why do we ignore the corruption in this world?

I’ll gladly stare into space as long as I feel numb 

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018

Malnourished bodies under the sun
Scorched by the heat
There is a burning desire for change
But a lack of education and rights remain
You have got to carry your own cross


A lady missionary comes to share Christ
She has the heart of compassion richer than money
But money is needed to provide food
She learns to walk with the local government
She has got to carry her own cross to carry


The local government doesn’t like the missionary
They don’t like change
And they especially don’t like religion
They think it conquers and divides
They got their own cross to carry


Jesus wants things to turn around in developing counties
He said to give unto the least of these
Is giving unto Me
But people’s hearts are hardened and minds made up
He has got his own cross to carry


We have all got our own cross to carry
When darkness steps in, it’s outright scary
But you got to be a solider not a fairy
Stand up during these times that are hairy
Because heaven will flow in the land of honey and dairy

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018

It’s crazy thinking about living forever! Isn’t it? Sometimes we reflect on existing forever. Spending forever with our Maker! And drinking in His love and worship Him forever! But you may think 10 years in Heaven will be a blast. 100 years will be fun, but what about 10,000 years in Heaven? What could we possibly do in Heaven for THAT many years?

Well, I never did extensive research on eternity, I can only speak from a personal relationship with God. But God never ceases to amaze me in this lifetime. There are always new facets of His nature and personality that surprise and astonish me. I feel like I have only scratched the surface.

So will we be bored or endlessly surprised in Heaven? I have read from people that have had Near Death Experiences (NDE’s) that beautiful colors that don’t exist on Earth exist in Heaven. Even the music is more vibrant! And the love they feel is incredible! 10 times better than on Earth!

Also I believe there will always be new adventures, fun, projects, jobs to do in Heaven. We will continue to work in Heaven but the joy will increase because of the Fall of Man, which brought toil, will be lifted! God is a creative God, He can always create more things for you to do in Heaven!

So we will be bored living forever and ever?

A.W. Tozer once said, “But there is more. God’s gifts in nature have their limitations. They are finite because they have been created, but the gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus is as limitless as God. The Christian man possesses God’s own life and shares His infinitude with Him. In God there is life enough for all and time enough to enjoy it.”

C.S. Lewis simplified it, “Once a man is united to God, how could he not live forever?”

But let’s enjoy our life to the fullest here on Earth! While we have much to look forward to, God calls us to be Earthly-minded. Prayer and worship can give us a taste of Heaven but let’s invite God to our Earthly space now!


Ebbing and flowing

Like a caressing waterfall

Water going down the river

You promise

But will you deliver?


Nooks and crannies

Where rivers intersect 

By partnerships

You only love

Things at your fingertips 


Rain, hail and lightning

The clouds are soaked

Are you afraid that you’ve failed?

You say you’re aware 

But that ship has sailed

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018