Message In Stanza

Poetry and Musings

 

This isn’t my story but just an interesting scenario, FYI. I put myself in someone’s shoes for this poem. Enjoy! 🙂

 

A woman on a mission

Courage is her ambition

Hope is her intuition

Love is her transmission

She is no longer wishin’

Or in transition

But in compete submission

 

She has been through a lot

She used to smoke pot

Where her teeth would rot

And seduction to men she was taught

And numerous occasions she’s been distraught

Every guy considered her hot

Or so she thought…

 

Until she found her belief

It quenched her grief

And brought relief

It silenced the thief

Who withered like a leaf

Then love was layered around her like a wreath

When she finally met the Master Chief

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018

Heaven, heavenly abode

Our bodies erode

But we’re on our way home

 

Jesus, God in flesh

Our spirits mesh

We are so blessed

 

Holy Bible, the Living Word

Sharper than any two-edged sword

Hope of the coming of the Lord

 

God, Creator of all

Let our knees fall

You, we extol

 

Holy Spirit, Divine Spirit

Filled with every merit

We should revere it

 

Church, body of Christ

Bonded by Jesus’s sacrifice

When He paid the ultimate price

 

So many things this world offers

But our hope resides in heaven’s coffers

Release your faith as you ignore the scoffers

 

We have faith, hope and love

We have God, Jesus and the Holy Dove

And the Bible, church and Heaven above

(C) Carly Wiggins 2019

 

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Hannah had a barren womb

But God heard in her gloom

And blessed her with Samuel

He was ordained as a priest

He took over Eli’s sons roles

And came to greatest

When he felt the least

 

Moses was surprised to see a bush burning

“Here I am” he replied to God

His curiousity forming

God told Moses to set the Israelites free

Moses felt unqualified

God said, “I will be with you”

Easing Moses’ questions inside

 

David didn’t feel like he could fight the Goliath

But God knew faith and sling and rocks

Would cause the fall of the giant

David honest tongue spoke truth

He said, “For the battles is the Lords”

Golitah thought David had no chance

But God struck the Giant down without swords

 

We all have a battle to win

It doesn’t matter where you gave been

Pray like Hannah for promises

And trust God like Moses did

And fight like David

And I can assure you that you will see

An awakening of blessings that you hid

(C) Carly Wiggins 2019

 

 

 

This world keeps spinning on its axis

All the world’s a stage

It’s ready to film the actress

She went unscripted

She learned her lines quickly

The rest is unwritten

 

We may ponder the stars

We may ponder the nebulas

We forget everything priceless is ours

Satellites capture our rare Earth

A breathtaking phenomenon

Good and evil’s birth

 

Please take your seat

The movie is starting

You’re in for a treat

The pixels display a real battle

Showcasing thwarted love

But a promise to get a hold of

(C) Carly Wiggins 2019

It is the end of the ride

But you’re still strapped inside

You don’t get many turnarounds

Mark my words

You’ll look back

And say,  “oh snap”

“Why didn’t I enjoy it more?”

 

The announcer says the ride’s done

But you still want more fun

Can’t you see it for what it is?

You get many loops in life

A scary experience or a thrill

What you feel is at will

It’s all in the mind

 

Corkscrews can make you dizzy or free

Who do you choose to be?

You will feel uncomfortable at times

Can’t you just let go?

Tty to lean back

And relax

And enjoy the ride

 

You only live once

Here is June’s Faith Chapter 12. I hope you enjoy! Here is a link to the previous chapters: https://messageinstanza.com/category/stories/

Chapter 12: A New Future

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June and Jimmy were so pleased to be engaged, but Jimmy’s inability to conceive still was still a worry for June. She didn’t know what to do. A few days later, June tried to adjust herself in the sofa to be comfy. She laid her hand on her Bible as gently spoke to Jimmy, “Well, if you are unable to have kids, then let’s pray about it. Doesn’t the Word say in James 5:16, “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective?” So why don’t we pray about it then, Jimmy?”

Jimmy softly replied, “Well, I believe in the Word of God; however, I’ve had this condition my entire life; I reluctant to believe God can heal me right here and now.”

June pushed her faith further, “Well, let’s at least give it a try.” June smiled like she had all the faith in the world.

So, June and Jimmy prayed, and they checked with the reproductive doctor a week later, and it appeared that their prayers were to no avail. Jimmy’s hormones were still out of whack.

So, they continued to pray, and two months later, they got the best news of their lives. They could have kids! “It’s an absolute miracle,” the doctor told them one day. “I have never witnessed a male reproductive system and hormonal level fix itself so quickly.”

June and Jimmy gave praise to God. And on the way home from the doctor’s office it was even a sign from God because Christian Tomlin’s, “Forever” was playing on the Christian radio. “Forever, God is faithful/Forever, God is strong/Forever, God is with us/Forever.” Jimmy and June smiled at each other, basking in each other’s’ love. Their wedding was three months away. And the same time frame away from becoming parents. It was a fantastic time for them to be alive.

June knew the missionary field was in the future. June and Jimmy were attending a church called Grace Chapel, and in 8 months they were offering a long-term missionary trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Another true sign from God. A trip to Argentina in a year, like God, said it would happen. They agreed to the opportunity.

But June was disappointed at leaving her job as a music journalist. She worked there so long, had a rapport with coworkers, and it guaranteed a steady flow of income. But she was excited because God was definitely moving her into a new season. She felt something beautiful and new on the horizon.

So, she started to research the culture of Argentina so she would be prepared to be a journalist over there. The statistics she found were staggering. There are more than 7,000 homeless in Buenos Aires, and this includes many children. When June read that statistics of poverty in Buenos Aires, she made it her life goal to reduce homelessness as much as possible to share the Gospel. She knew God at that moment He would give her such a heart for the poor through her writing.

Grace Chapel already had a heart for the poor on this missionary trip, and the leader of the group said she and Jimmy could leave the group at their own leisure to interview the homeless and explore the poverty conditions of Buenos Aires. Then June would write what she saw, and Jimmy would take photographs to bring to people’s attention in the States the dire living environment. They were planning on eventually having a ministry for people to donate money.

It was too good to be true for June until one night she went to bed and had another prophetic dream from God that only topped her fulfillment of going to Argentina. Helen was back with a message for her.

Let me know what you think and stay tuned for Chapter 13. 🙂

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

 

Here is a tanka I wrote. A tanka is a Japanese poetic form. It consist of 5 lines the first and the 3rd line have 5 syllables and the other lines have 7 syllables.

God bring the glory

Open up the heavens with power

You’re the glory cloud

That the Israelites followed

Reign that majesty in hearts again

(C) Carly Wiggins 2019

Flowers are ingenious beauties

Fragrance like heavenly air

Texture like the softest cotton

What if they could talk?

What would they say?

Would they cry out in despair?

Say they feel forgotten?

 

God birthed them into existence

He said to the ground produce vegetation

He blessed these seed-bearing plants

What would God have to say?

If He was right in front of you?

These flowers are dying from stagnation

And dying from chemicals like that of fire ants

 

Thousand of flowers burning in the rain forest

Vexation makes us do silly things

Land and profit is more vital than common sense

But flowers provide beauty, love and life

But is it too late?

Truth stings

So now is not the time to be on the fence

(C) Carly Wiggins 2019