Thursday, October 23, 2014

Day 22 - Crying Out to God

Now that I have shared my deep dark secrets - my "Dark Times" post can be found here - I feel the need to take a much needed rest, and just share a couple of my original poems and a quote!  

Silent Cries

I cried in the evening;
But no one saw my pain;
No one saw the anguish
In my heart.

I cried in the night;
But no one heard my suffering;
No one heard
The silent cries of pain.

I cried in the morning;
But –
The sounds of laughter;
The sounds of joy;
The sounds of love –
Over-shadowed my pain and suffering;
And replaced them with
And happiness!
And joy!
And love!
And peace!

(originally written Nov. 1991)


Where Are You, God?

I look for you when my heart is heavy with sadness,
    My eyes filled with tears.
I look for you when my heart is filled with joy,
    My eyes dancing with laughter.

I look for you in the morning,
When the dawn is breaking over the horizon.
I look for you in the evening,
When the darkness closes in and the night draws near.

I look for you in the deep blue ocean,
Or the never-ending expanse of the sky.
I look for you in the tall trees,
Or the beautiful variety of plants and flowers.

However I come to you –
Whenever I seek you –
Whenever I search for you –
You are always there –
In my heart and in my life.

(originally written Nov. 1997)

The Wisdom of Charlie Brown!

Tomorrow I will share another piece I wrote called "The Rainbow".


  1. love poetry and these are beautiful. thanks for sharing them with us :-)

    1. Thank you for reading and commenting...I love poetry as well, and hope to get my writing back after all of this 31 days of blogging!!

  2. Poetry has always been very close to me heart. I love to read and write it. Thank you so much for sharing these with us!

    1. Thank you for reading and commenting! I also love poetry...hoping to write more soon!

  3. Weeping may endure for a night... but JOY comes in the morning!!

    1. Amen!! Thank you for reading and commenting!

  4. Beautiful!!! Poetry is a gift for me too. I often write poetry as my prayers to God. Thank you for sharing your heart!

    1. Thank you! I haven't written so much in such a long time; these are older pieces and I so hope to be able to write more - again!!

  5. Lovely poems. There's a Romanian prayer written as a poem by our dear preast Arsenie Boca that I just love. I will try to translate it and share it with you. It goes something like this:

    Oh, Lord, forgive my many prayers
    Asking You only for bread, security and wonders,
    For I have often done from Thee my servant
    I do not listen You, but You of what I say,
    Instead of wishing, Lord, to be your will
    I always ask You to do mine.
    I ask You to banish grief, to not send me what You want
    And to serve me in all, to give me without asking in return,
    Thinking that if I sang and pray to You,
    I have the right to ask You for all I want.
    Oh, forgive my crazy way of praying,
    And teach me how otherwise to stand before Thee.
    Not just asking from You, like You were my servant,
    But You asking from me, and the servant to be me.
    To understand that the best way to pray
    It's to wish Your will in all.

    Please forgive my meager translation. The prayer rhymes beautifully in Romanian. I hope I didn't mess it too much. :)

    1. It is a beautiful prayer! I wish I could read Romanian and hear the rhyming; but what you translated is really touching! Thank you so much for sharing! I hope to make a separate section for poetry; if it is OK I can add this one and link it back to you!

    2. I'm glad you like it. Yeah, it's a very nice idea to have a special poetry section. You can add it without linking to me, Barb. :) I might try a better version for this translation, with rhymes. If I'll have a better result, I'll get back to you. Promise. :)

    3. Thank you again! I am working on revising my blog and making the appearance a bit better...I am new at this and not sure how it all works! But I do plan to add a poetry section and will include this one...and if you update your translation, I'll just replace it!!!

  6. You seem so brave to share so much of your story and beautiful poetry. Thanks it is delightful to read.

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    2. Thank you AC Fyri-Reichlin!! I appreciate your reading and commenting!


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