Poetry Tuesday

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

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This week’s Poetry Tuesday selection is Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas. I have heard several interpretations of this poem. To me this poem is about fighting a good fight and never giving up, but also making every moment of life count. What does it mean to you? I hope you enjoy it. Be Blessed my friends.

 

 

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

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Happy Ending

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This week’s Poetry Tuesday feature is Happy Ending by Shel Silverstein. I love this short little poem and relate to what it is saying. Even if the ending is happy, it is still the ending. Though I have learned to embrace change and I understand that life is full of different seasons, I am always a little sad when things come to an end. Enjoy and be blessed my friends.

Happy Ending

There are no happy endings.
Endings are the saddest part,
So just give me a happy middle
And a very happy start.

Shel Silverstein

 

If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking

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This week’s Poetry Tuesday’s feature is If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking by Emily Dickinson. I really love the concept of the poem. Enjoy and be blessed my friends!

If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

A Little Longer

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It has been a little while, but I am jumping back in with Poetry Tuesday. This week’s Poetry Tuesday feature is A Little Longer by Jenn Johnson and Bethel music. I love this song. I often think of how we approach the Lord this way, asking what we can do for him when he just wants our company. Enjoy this weeks post and be sure to check out the video as well.

Be Blessed my friends!

A Little Longer

VERSE:
What can I do for You
What can I bring to You
What kind of song would
You like me to sing
‘Cause I’ll dance a
Dance for You
Pour out my love for You
What can I do for You
Beautiful King

CHORUS:
‘Cause I can’t
Thank You enough
‘Cause I can’t
Thank You enough

VERSE:
What can I do for You
What can I bring to You
What kind of song would
You like me to sing
‘Cause I’ll dance a
Dance for You
Pour out my love for You
What can I do for You
Beautiful King

BRIDGE:
Then I hear You say
You don’t have to do a thing
Simply be with me and
Let those things go
They can wait another minute
Wait this moment
Is too sweet
Please stay here with me
And love on Me a little
longer
‘Cause I’m in love with you

BRIDGE 2:
So I’ll wait here at Your feet
It’s where I want to be
Your voice I’ll follow
Jesus You are
Everything to me
And I’ll pour out my life
Worship at Your feet
Love on You a little longer
‘Cause I’m in love with You

 

 

Our Deepest Fear

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This week’s Poetry Tuesday feature is the poem I talked about in my last post “Our Deepest Fear” by Marianne Williamson. I love this poem, it is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Be Blessed my friends.

Our Deepest Fear 

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about
shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone
and as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give others permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

Let It Out

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This week’s Poetry Tuesday feature is “Let It Out” by Chris and Conrad. It is a beautiful song about letting go, being free and no longer hiding. I love these lyrics. I hope you do to. Be Blessed my friends. (shout out to my beautiful friend Zoe for introducing me to this song.)

Let It Out

How long can you keep building
Those walls around your heart?
And how long can you keep running
From who you really are?

And don’t you know that He knows you
Sees everything you’ve done
So tell me why you keep trying
To fool everyone

Do you wanna feel true redemption?
And do you wanna be free?

Let it out, let it out
Everything you’ve worked so hard to hide
Let it out, let it out
Leave it at the cross where Jesus died

Take off your mask, find peace at last
‘Cause He loves you
More than you could ever know
Yeah, let it out

Be weary and be broken
Be everything that’s true
And admit how much you need healing
Let Him bring it all to you

Do you wanna have true salvation?
Do you wanna have peace?

Let it out, let it out
Everything you’ve worked so hard to hide
Let it out, let it out
Leave it at the cross where Jesus died

Take off your mask, find peace at last
‘Cause He loves you
More than you could ever know

And trade it all for love and freedom
Ooh, let it out
And trade it all for saving grace, yeah

Let the past go ’cause you can’t know
It never will define you
Everything has made you
Nothing’s gonna be the same

Let it out, let it out
Everything you’ve worked so hard to hide
Let it out, let it out
Leave it at the cross where Jesus died

Take off your mask, find peace at last
‘Cause He loves you
More than you could ever know

Let it out, let it out
Everything you’ve worked so hard to hide
Let it out, let it out
Leave it at the cross where Jesus died

Take off your mask, find peace at last
‘Cause He loves you
More than you could ever know, yeah
Let it out

I’m Chasing You

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This week’s Poetry Tuesday’s feature is “Chasing You” by Jenn Johnson and Bethel Music. I love this song and the video below. Chasing after God. What could be better? I hope you enjoy this song as much as I do. Be Blessed my Friends.

“Chasing You”

You hide, I want to find you
Go, and I will follow you
I want to be where you are

As You move, I’m right beside you,
Oh, I’m running after you
I want to be where You are

I’m Chasing You, I’m so in love
Captivated, I just can’t get enough
I’ll spend my days, Running after Your heart
Your heart, Your heart, Whoa

I’m Chasing You, with all my love
Captivated, I just cant get enough
I’ll spend my days, Running after Your heart
Your heart, Your heart, Whoa

Heart, You’ve won me heart and soul
And where You lead I’ll go
I want to be where You are

From the moment I rise to the moment I sleep
My affection is for you, and even as I dream
I want to know you, I’m after Your heart

This life, this love, was always meant to be
A wild, crazy adventure discovering
The thrill, the rush, the more of  You I see
The more it leaves me wanting
You’re everything
You’re everything