Poetry Tuesday

Giving it your all

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This week’s Poetry Tuesday feature is “The Rose”.  Originally sang by Bette Midler, but I love the version sang by Christopher Malon below. I love this song. It inspires in me that we never know what is preparing to bloom, hidden beneath the snow.

I also love this video. For 34 years he kept that beautiful voice inside. I cried the first time I watched the video. The beauty inside someone needs to be released. My prayer and wish is that in my life I give it all, and when I see Jesus in heaven he says “Well done my good and faithful servant. You poured out everything I gave you.” I want to be completely empty when I leave this world. Be blessed my friends.

“The Rose”

Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
An endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
And you its only seed.

It’s the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance.
It’s the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance.
It’s the one who won’t be taken,
Who cannot seem to give,
And the soul afraid of dyin’
That never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose.


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Coming Home – Prodigal Son

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This weeks poem for Poetry Tuesday is an original. I may still make changes. So much of my writing is a work in progress. Enjoy and be blessed my friends.

Coming Home – Prodigal Son

It’s time to come home,
You’ve been gone too long.
Running far and going astray,
Walking in your own way.
He is waiting for your return,
Giving you the time you need to learn.
Waiting, to hold you through your pain
He’s calling, come to me, don’t refrain.
Where have you been my child? I miss you so.
I love you more than you’ll ever know.
I am waiting, here by your side,
I will not forsake you, I haven’t lied.
Come home, my daughter, my son.
Come home to me, your battle is already won.

© Leah Jacobsen

Heart Runs

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Okay so life has been crazy, so Poetry Tuesday is on Wednesday this week. This week’s feature is Heart Runs by John Mark McMillan off of his new album. I love this song. It is very powerful. I also posted the video. Enjoy my friends.

 

HEART RUNS

Like deer to the pool
I’m coming after you
Like a thirsty animal
My heart is for your love

Like Jonah from the deep
I’m coming out of my sleep
To find the secrets that you keep
Is the only thing worth rising for

From the dirt you’ve drawn me out
And you draw me out again
I’m coming back from the dead
I’m coming out of my skin

And you are everything my heart wants
Everything my heart wants
And my heart runs
My heart runs after you

Like breakers on the shore
You’re knocking on my door
Like the deepest places in you
Calling to the fountains of my soul

From the dirt you’ve drawn me out
And you draw me out again
I’m coming back from the dead
I’m coming out of my skin

And you are everything my heart wants
Everything my heart wants
And my heart runs
My heart runs after you

(So) My heart runs
(So) My heart runs
(So) My heart runs
My heart runs after you

 

Landslide

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This week’s feature for Poetry Tuesday is Landslide by Stevie Nicks. I thought I would post the whole song and video to go with yesterdays post. As always, be blessed my friends.


I took my love and took it down
I climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Till the landslide brought me down

Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?

Well, I’ve been afraid of changing
‘Cause I’ve built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I’m getting older too

Well, I’ve been afraid of changing
‘Cause I’ve built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I’m getting older too
Oh, I’m getting older too

I take my love, take it down
I climb a mountain and turn around
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Will the landslide bring you down
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Will the landslide bring you down, oh, oh
The landslide bring you down

 

Dark Night

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This week’s feature for Poetry Tuesday is a poem I wrote many years ago. It was during a very hard time in my life, and where I truly was in the middle of a dark time in my life. Since then, God has brought me so far. I was thinking this week of how transparency truly puts an end to darkness. When we are transparent, God’s light shines right through us. His pure light shines the truth into all areas of our lives. If we give it all to Him, then the enemy has no hold on us, and can no longer twist the truth. Hope this poem blesses you and lets you know you are never alone, even in the darkest of nights and times.

DARK NIGHT

Oh! Dark Night!
Shaded moon shadows cast.
Oh! Dark Night!
How long shall you last?
Oh! Dark Night!
In your shadow what lies hidden?
Behind the door is the forbidden.
Oh! Dark Night!
You will not hide from the dawning light,
Oh! Dark Night!
Morning comes and you lose your fight.
Oh! Dark Night!
You come to us all.
Oh! Dark Night!
I choose to refuse your call.

© Leah Jacobsen

Rise Up

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This weeks Poetry Tuesday feature is a song I wrote years ago. But felt it fitting for this season, Not my best work, but like me, is a work in progress. Be blessed my friends.

Rise Up

Rise up Sons and Daughters!
Now is the time!

It’s time to move on
It’s time to walk in his way
It’s time to move on
Today’s a brand new day

Haven’t you heard?
Today is the day!
Didn’t you know?
It’s time to walk in his way!

(Chorus)
Now is the time!
It’s time take our stand.
Now is the time!
Step out, and take his hand
(repeat)

Yes! The battle is over
He’s come here to say
Victory is here
And it is here to stay

Jesus Is Coming!!
He’s on his way
Lift up your voice
Sing and pray!

( Repeat chorus)

Let us move on!
Praise, Dance, and Sing!
It’s time to move on!
So let you voice ring!

Praise Him! Praise Him!
Now let us Praise Him!
Praise Him! Praise Him!

Cause
Now is the time! (x 4)

One Voice! One voice!
Open your mouth, Let you shout ring!
Cry out, dance and sing.

The Path

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Since the beginning of the year, God has showed me how he has always had my steps laid out. All I have to do is follow that path.

Today’s featured poem for Poetry Tuesday is about that walk.

The Path

Where is my life going?
I wonder from time to time.
Where is my life going?
I look to Jesus, and to the path that is mine.
Life with purpose, that is the goal.
Peace that passes understanding,
Peace for my soul.
Run the race with patience.
Run the race to win.
He set the course,
I just have to begin.
Step by step, day by day,
Seeking after Him,
Walking in His way.
Waiting for him to speak,
For by the spirit, I am lead
Waiting on Him
And by His word fed,
His time I borrow
For he redeems the time
And I continue on
Walking this path of mine.

© Leah Jacobsen

Psalms 16:1-11 NKJV
“Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. O my soul, you have said to the Lord, “You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You.” As for the saints who are on the earth, “They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.” Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, Nor take up their names on my lips. O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Yes, I have a good inheritance. I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”